The fact that the famous British actor Alan Rickman was ill with cancer, became known shortly before his death in January 2016. Many were shocked by this news, because 69 actor looked quite healthy and cheerful.
Life of Alan Rickman
The path of Alan Rickman to the acting profession can not be called rapid. He did not take her for a long time as a reliable source of income, which was important for him, because Alan had lost his father in his childhood, and he could not count on material support from outside.
Therefore, having finished school brilliantly, he first entered the Royal School of Arts and Design, which he successfully graduated with. It was there that he first began to participate in theatrical productions. After working several years in the profession (and he got the specialty of a graphic editor), Alan Rickman realized that the scene still beckons him to him. At the age of 26 he entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Theater. Then he began to play for the first time in professional dramatic performances.
The most successful play of those years, which brought Alan Rickman recognition and several prestigious awards, was the production of "Dangerous Liaisons". The actor played the role of Viscount de Valmont. This performance went on tour with America, where he was on Broadway. It was then that Alan Rickman was noticed by the producers of the movie "Die Hard" and invited him to the role of "the main villain".
Other successful films with the participation of Alan Rickman were: "Snow Pie", "Perfume. The Story of a Murderer "," Sweeney Todd, a Demon Barber of Fleet Street "and, of course, all parts of the saga of the wizard Harry Potter, where Alan Rickman performed the role of Severus Snape.
What kind of cancer did Alan Rickman have?
Information that Alan Rickman was ill with cancer, there was very little, it was not even clear what type of cancer the actor was suffering from. Also, there is no exact information about when he first learned about his illness. There is only information that Alan Rickman received a disappointing prognosis from doctors about his health in August 2015 and has since bravely endured all the hardships of the disease.
His wife Rome Horton was always with him. Recall that just a few months before the sad news of the actor's illness, Rome and Alan announced that they had officially registered their relationship. The wedding was held in New York in more than 50 years after dating the couple. The guests were not invited to this ceremony, and the actor himself stated that it was fine. After registration of the marriage union, Alan and Rome strolled, and then had lunch. The actor also said that he bought an engagement ring for his bride for $ 200, but Rome did not wear it.
Alan Rickman died of cancer on January 14, 2016. The cause of death was officially called a pancreatic tumor, although at first there appeared information that the actor suffered from lung cancer. Alan Rickman died of cancer in his home in London, surrounded by relatives and close friends.
Many of the actor's colleagues, even those who were close to him, did not know that Alan Rickman had a cancer, and therefore this news was shocking to them. Actor to the last tried to protect the inviolability of his personal life and not go into the details of their ailments. After the news of his death, many famous people expressed their condolences to the actor's family. Among them were Joanne Rowling, Emma Watson, Steven Fry, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Hugh Jackman and many others.