Alan Rickman

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Just before 2015 was over the frontman of Motörhead known as Lemmy succumbed to cancer. We're only 15 days into 2016 but it promises to be a landslide year when it comes to losing beloved older, white men to cancer. First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman and it seems like the hits just keep coming. Also joining the ranks of great people who are now gone include: 

Brian Bedford, the voice of Robin Hood.

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And Dan Haggerty, AKA Grizzly Adams.

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René Angélil, husband and manager of Celine Dion.

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By Grabthar's Hammer what a devastating loss. Esteemed British Actor Alan Rickman has passed away at 69 after a battle with cancer.

Rickman was known by many for his exceptional portrayal of the complex and conflicted villain Severus Snape in the films adapted from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

But real-talk the strapping lad could make most anything epic.

From his acclaimed role as criminal mastermind Hans Gruber in Die Hard:

To that time when director, Kevin Smith, recognized he'd happened upon a British stud who had a voice deeper and richer than a Ghirardelli 98% Dark Chocolate bar. Yeah the voice of a god. Literally:

To what was one of his arguably best roles as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 'Sense and Sensibility':

Throughout his career Rickman continually demonstrated an awe-inspiring range, while at the same time establishing himself as something of a legendary 'bad guy.' Let's get real though, his bit in Galaxy Quest — the epic sci-fi romp — kind of takes the cake.

RIP Alan Rickman, you'll be fiercely missed.