In Pictures: The Life of Alan Rickman

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Actor Alan Rickman poses for a photo before a family fundraising evening hosted by author J.K. Rowling in aid of her children's charity, Lumos, in London, November 9, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Rickman stands next to the Queen and "Truly, Madly, Deeply" co-star Juliet Stevenson at the opening of the new premises of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, November 29, 2000. Reuters
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Laura Linney and Emma Thompson with Rickman pose at the world premiere of the hugely successful romantic comedy "Love Actually," in New York, November 6, 2003. Albert Ferreira/Reuters
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Rickman and the stars of 1999 sci-fi film "Galaxy Quest," about the washed up characters of a 1970s show. Dreamworks/Getty
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Rickman arrives for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in New York, July 11, 2011. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Actress Sigourney Weaver poses with Rickman during a photocall to promote their British-Canadian co-production film "Snow Cake" at the 56th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 9, 2006. Rickman played ex-convict Alex Hughes while travelling through Canada. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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Rickman stands beside British comedians Vic Reeves, Eddie Izzard, Harry Enfield on the stage of Amnesty International's 40th birthday party in Wembley Arena, June 3, 2001. Michael Crabtree/Reuters
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Rickman stands beside co-stars (L-R) Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis at the premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II meets guests, including Alan Rickman, during the Dramatic Arts reception at Buckingham Palace on February 17, 2014 in London, England. Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images
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Rickman attends the red carpet arrivals of "A Little Chaos" during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 17, 2014 in London. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for BFI