What sad information.
According to a source close to the late Alan Rickman, the actor suffered from pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.
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The insider claims Rickman learned of his tragic diagnosis after suffering from a stroke back in August. Prior to the assessment, the actor had enjoyed a June trip to New York City for the premiere of A Little Chaos and spent time celebrating the accomplishment in a popular bar.
While everyone now knows A.R. passed from cancer, only a few friends up to this point knew his specific diagnosis. It was only in December that the 69-year-old started to let more people know about his unfortunate fate.
The case of Rickman eerily parallels that of David Bowie — similarly to Alan, David was tight lipped about his cancer battle. Both of these passings came as a surprise to most fans.
Our thoughts go out to the Harry Potter star's loved ones.
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