LONDON — Alan Rickman, one of the UK’s best known actors who has starred in everything from Harry Potter to Die Hard, has died at age 69.

The actor’s death was confirmed to Mashable by his reps. He had been suffering from cancer, the Guardian reported

Friends, fellow actors and others immediately starting posting tributes online.

What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He’ll be sorely missed

— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 14, 2016

Rickman studied acting at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (RADA) in the early ’70s, going on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company after graduating. He starred in a variety of TV roles in the late ’70s and ’80s, including a BBC production of Romeo & Juliet, Smiley’s People, an adaptation of a John le Carré novel, and a small screen version of Anthony Trollope‘s The Barchester Chronicles. Read more…

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Acting legend Alan Rickman, who enchanted in ‘Harry Potter,’ dies at 69