I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it's a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties. - Alan Rickman background

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Alan Rickman, the much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard – and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­– died aged 69 following a battle with cancer. Learn all about his life by clicking the 'more' button below and if you haven't done so before - have a watch of some of his classic films.

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