Alan Rickman, one of the best British actors of our time, has died, aged 69.
The adored actor was best known for his starring roles as Professor Snape in Harry Potter, as well as a whole array of Hollywood classics, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Love Actually.
Alan is said to have been suffering from cancer, and his death has been confirmed by his family.
We are truly devastated, not only for his friends and family, but also because we grew up watching Rickman playing some of the best movie baddies of all time.
The actor also had a close relationship with Emma Thompson, who in starred alongside in Sense and Sensibility as the honourable Col Brandon, and who also played his wife in Love Actually in 2003, and his lover in BBC drama The Song Of Lunch in 2010.
The tributes have already been pouring in on Twitter, with everyone reeling from the sad loss of one of cinema’s greats.
‘Rest In Peace Alan Rickman. Such sad news. A huge loss’, actor Will Poulter tweeted.
We couldn’t agree more.