British actor Alan Rickman has died, his agent confirmed to NBC News. He was 69.
Rickman — a veteran of both screen and stage — was known for his roles in “Die Hard” and, more recently, in the “Harry Potter” films as Snape.
He won an Emmy award in 1996 for his portrayal of Rasputin and was nominated for an outstanding lead actor Emmy in 2004 for his role in “Something the Lord Made.”
The Guardian newspaper was first to report news of Rickman’s death. It said the star had been suffering from cancer.