British actor Alan Rickman, known most for his characters in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, "Die Hard," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," and many other films has died at age 69 according to Huffington Post.

Rickman had battled cancer, his family noted in a statement to BBC News.

The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Rickman starred in dozens of fan-favorite films, including "Love Actually," "Sweeney Todd," "Sense & Sensibility," "Dogma" and many others.