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Alan Rickman Dead: Friends, Fans And Co-Stars Pay Tribute To 'Harry Potter' Star Following His Death Aged 69

14/01/2016 13:12 GMT | Updated 14/01/2016 14:59 GMT

Alan Rickman's friends and fans across the film and TV industry have been paying tribute to the star, whose death was announced today.

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Alan Rickman died aged 69 after suffering from cancer, his family revealed on Thursday morning.

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Alan Rickman has died aged 69, his family announced today

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling led the tributes to the star, who was known to many as Professor Snape in the film versions of the hugely popular book series:

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Alan Rickman made his name on the British stage and screen, before becoming a big screen star as 'Die Hard's first villain. He then went on to steal the show as Severus Snape in the record-breaking 'Harry Potter' series.

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