Alan Rickman (Professor Snape, Hans Gruber) Dies at 69 after Losing Battle with Cancer

By James Lang

On Thursday January 14, 2016 Alan Rickman tragically lost his battle with cancer. He was 69.

While best known for his roles in Harry Potter and Die Hard, Rickman’s lesser known side was full of laughter and good humor.

Even while playing a professor with a wand stuck up his rear in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter movies, Rickman found time to break away for a good laugh. And what’s the best way to ruin the perfect take on set? Hide a fart machine inside Harry Potter’s (Daniel Radcliffe) sleeping bag. read more