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Beloved Harry Potter Actor Alan Rickman Dies At 69

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This is just so sad!

On Thursday, it was revealed that Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman has passed away at 69 years old. The popular British performer's family confirmed the unfortunate news with The Guardian. It's said that Alan had been suffering from cancer.

Related: David Bowie Thought He Had A Few More Months Left

In a recent statement, the family shared:

"The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends."

In addition to his famed roles in the HP pictures, Rickman was a BAFTA Award winner for his work in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He also earned nominations for his work in Truly Madly Deeply and Sense and Sensibility. Not to mention, he played the villain opposite Bruce Willis in the hit Die Hard.

We couldn't be more heartbroken over this untimely passing. Stay tuned for more details as this story is developing.

[Image via WENN.]

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Craig Strickland’s Widow Gives Her First TV Interview — Emotionally Opens Up About Their Last Interaction Before His Tragic Death

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Helen Strickland tragically lost her husband Craig Strickland this week after a fatal hunting trip during winter storm Goliath.

The country singer's friend Chase Morland was also found dead a week prior to the discovery of Craig's body.

In her first TV interview since the devastating loss of her 29-year-old husband, Helen remembered the last moments she spent with her love — and how she wouldn't trade the precious interaction for the world.

Related: Helen's Letter From Craig On Their Wedding Day

With a smile on her face, the former Miss Arkansas shared on CNN:

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Which 2016 Movie Are YOU Looking Forward To The Most?!

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What do you want to see?!

The new year brings a new slate of movies that we're looking forward to and 2016 looks like it's got A LOT of great flicks coming our way!

While there are surely going to be some sleeper hits and indie films we'll end up loving, at the moment we're DEFINITELY looking forward to blockbuster movies like Finding Dory, the Harry Potter universe extension Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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That doesn't even include all of the superhero flicks like Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or Suicide Squad! Oh yeah, and Matt Damon's FINALLY returning as Jason Bourne!

Ch-ch-check out our list of the most anticipated movies of 2016 (below) and vote on what you want to see the most!!!

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Eddie Redmayne Helps Drama Students Pay Their Rent & Reveals He Was 'Desperate' To Be In A Harry Potter Movie!

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Eddie is one Fantastic Beast!

With an Oscar under his belt, buzz about another possible nomination, and a baby on the way, it's a pretty safe bet that Eddie Redmayne's dreams are coming true.

And now that he's super successful, he's doing his part to make other aspiring actors' dreams come true, too!

The 33-year-old revealed in an interview with GQ that he knows how difficult it is to try to live in London as a drama student, because everything is so expensive.

Related: Eddie Is Presenting At The Golden Globes!

So, as an English thespian, the star feels it's only fair that he help some of them out, saying:

"I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent. And so that's something I occasionally do. It's impossibly expensive to live in London."

The famous father-to-be admits he was lucky when he was in their shoes, because his parents lived in the city, so he stayed with them and didn't have to pay rent.

And back when he was an up-and-comer, he had his sights set pretty high regarding roles he wanted to land. The red-headed celeb explained he REALLY wanted to be in a Harry Potter movie, venting to ITV:

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ICYMI: Emma Watson Responded To Casting Of A Black Hermione In Harry Potter & The Cursed Child!

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Accio colorblind casting!

As you may have heard, the Internet freaked out for all the right reasons last month when it was revealed that black actress Noma Dumezweni had been cast as a grownup Hermione Granger in Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.

And while J.K. Rowling was quick to voice her support for the veteran stage actress, another person familiar with the part is excited about the casting news, as well — Emma Watson!

Video: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Trailer!

The Beauty and the Beast star took to Twitter over the weekend to send a special shout-out to Noma, saying:

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