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Source Close To Alan Rickman Reveals He Died Of Pancreatic Cancer

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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.

Related: Daniel Radcliffe Gives Us All The Feels Over Alan's Death

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.

[Image via WENN.]

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