A family statement read: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69.
He was surrounded by family and friends." The much-loved actor revealed he'd wed his long-term partner in a secret private ceremony last year, 50 years after they first started dating. After the wedding in New York we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch." He jokingly told the mag he bought his wife a 0 dollar ring "that she never wears." Alan Rickman has died from cancer aged 69 years old.
Lazarus in the sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest (1999), the angel Metatron, the voice of God, in Dogma (also 1999), Emma Thompson's foolish husband Harry in the British Christmas-themed romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), providing the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and playing the egotistical, Nobel Prize-winning father in Nobel Son (2007).
Rickman was nominated for an Emmy for his work as Dr.
The couple started dating in 1965, but only tied the knot in 2012 in a private ceremony in New York.
The London-born actor also gave £25,000 to each of his three nieces.
His first big television role came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.The couple met in 1965 when Rickman was 19 and Rima was 18.They lived together from 1977 until his untimely death.The star left the majority of his estate to wife Rima Horton Alan was a much-loved star of the stage and screen, with notable film roles in .Following the news of his death, tributes poured in from across the globe.