Harry Potter, Die Hard Star Alan Rickman, Dies Aged 69

Alan Rickman, the British actor with the unforgettable voice who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” films as well as “Die Hard” villain Hans Gruber, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer, according to his representatives at Independent Talent Group.

He was 69.

Alan Rickman, according to The Guardian, is survived by his spouse, Rima Horton, whom he married in 2012.