Photo gallery: The many faces of Alan Rickman (including the unforgettable Severus Snape)
From the Associated Press: "British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69. Rickman's family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer. Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman was often cast as the bad guy; with his rich, languid voice he could invest evil with wicked, irresistible relish."
Here are some photos of Rickman from throughout his long career.
Alan Rickman's characters were memorable and indelible (article by Hanna Marcus)