´╗┐Alan Rickman dead of cancer aged 69 after seeing Emma Thompson

The actor's other well known films include Truly, Madly, Deeply, Sense and Sensibility and Love Actually, in which he played the husband of his frequent collaborator Emma Thompson, who was a close friend.Thompson was among those paying tribute today, and implied she was with him hours before he died, saying: 'I have just kissed him goodbye.'And JK Rowling led the tributes to Rickman, calling him 'a magnificent actor and a wonderful man', while co stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson told how he had mentored them early on in their careers.'He was a magnificent actor and a wonderful man. My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.'Radcliffe, 26, who starred in the Potter films as Harry, added: 'Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with.'Rickman revealed last year that he had secretly married his partner Rima Horton in New York in 2012, 35 years after they began their relationship.A family statement said: 'The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.'His brother David, 71, added: 'He passed away this morning. He was in a hospital at the time.'It is not yet known what type of cancer the London born star suffered from, or how long he was secretly battling the illness.Rickman, who was born into a working class family in Hammersmith, began his acting career on the stage before graduating to Hollywood films.He became one of the best known villains in showbiz appearing as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Men Canada Goose Hybridge Hoody Red Nz Online Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Professor Snape in the Potter films.Radcliffe, who was mentored by Rickman during the filming of Potter, said he was one of the most loyal friends anyone could have in showbusiness. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.''THE FINEST OF ACTORS': EMMA THOMPSON'S TRIBUTE TO RICKMAN'Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye. What I remember most in this moment of painful leave taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness.'His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view.'I learned a lot from him. He was the finest of actors and directors. I couldn't wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him.'He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely. He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again.'Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the movies, also mentioned Rickman's humility and willingness to spend time with his young co stars.'I was at Leavesden Studios today when I heard the news,' he said. 'As I walked through the canteen I thought of Alan queuing up for his lunch with us mere mortals.'I recalled the trailer in which he offered me some of the greatest advice I ever received about this mad profession we shared. He inspired my career more than he ever knew and I'll miss him.'Thompson called him a 'rare and unique human being' as she expressed her grief. 'Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye,' the actress said.'What I remember most in this moment of painful leave taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. He was the ultimate ally.

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