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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Talk about a magical night!
After the sad news that Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman passed away, we're hoping this might brighten your spirits a bit.
Warner Brothers Studios Tour London is offering something very special this Valentines Day to all you HP fans out there — a chance to dine at Hogwarts' Great Hall!
Related: Daniel Radcliffe Shares Touching Note About Alan Rickman Amid News Of His Death
The studio posted a picture to their Instagram announcing:
The condolences for the loss of Alan Rickman keep rolling in.
Earlier today it was confirmed the beloved actor had passed away following a battle with cancer. Upon hearing the news, stars having been taking to social media to express their grief over the fallen actor.
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Following Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson's lead, Rupert Grint — AKA Ron Weasley — has spoken out about losing the very talented actor and mentor, who he starred alongside in all of the Harry Potter movies.
The 27-year-old told JustJared.com of the tragic news:
"I am devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman, I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions – Even though he has gone – I will always hear his voice. My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time."
So, so sad.
Our hearts break for all of Rickman's fans, family, and friends.
A true legend indeed.