Alan Rickman, aka. Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, is a renowned actor from the United Kingdom. He is popular in the world for portraying his role in the movies like Truly, Madly, Deeply and Harry Potter film series.
Childhood, Education, Age and Death of His Father
Alan Rickman was born on 21 February 1946, in Hammersmith, London, England, to Margaret Doreen Rose and Bernard Rickman. He is English and is of diverse descent.
Rickman had two siblings, David and Michael, and a sister, Sheila. When he was eight years of age, Rickman's father died of lung disease, leaving his mom to raise him and his three siblings.
As per Paton, the family was "rehoused by the committee and moved to an Acton bequest toward the west of Wormwood Scrubs Prison, where his mother took care of all her children single-handedly, working for the Post Office.
Before Rickman met his future wife Rima Horton at age 19, he stated that he had a crush on a girl named Amanda when he was just 10 years of age.
As a kid, he exceeded expectations at calligraphy and watercolor painting. Rickman went to Derwentwater Primary School in Acton, and after that Latymer Upper School in London through the Direct Grant system, where he got engaged in drama and theatre.
Later, he went to Chelsea College of Art and Design and after that the Royal College of Art. This instruction enabled him to fill in as a visual planner for the Royal College of Art's in-house magazine, ARK, and the Notting Hill Herald, which he considered a more steady occupation than acting; he later said that show school "wasn't viewed as the reasonable activity at 18".
After graduation, Rickman and a few companions opened a visual computerization studio called Graphiti, yet following three years of fruitful business, he concluded that he was going to seek after acting expertly.
What was his age at the time of his death?
Rickman died on January 14, 2016, in London, United Kingdom, at the age of 69.
Marriage with Girlfriend-turned-wife Rima Horton
Alan Rickman was married to wife Rima Horton. The Harry Potter star Alan got married to Rima almost after 50 years of togetherness in a private wedding ceremony in New York City in 2012. Although they tied the knot in 2012, they revealed the news only in 2015.
Alan gifted a gold wedding band worth £130 for their marriage. Talking about their marriage after years, Rickman told newspaper Bild,
We are married, just recently, It was great because no-one was there. After the wedding in New York, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch
Well, The husband and wife first met while at a school in Chelsea School of Art, in 1965, when he was 19 and Rima was 18-year-old.
After dating each other for about a decade, they decided to move on, and they started living together form 1977. They lived together until his death on January 14, 2016.
Did They Have Children?
Although the remained together for years, the couple never had any children of their own.
His net worth was around $16 million before his death in 2016.
Known for his appearance in the Harry Potter franchise, he is regarded as the 20th highest grossing actor. By far, his films have grossed over $3.4 billion.
During his early professional days, he worked for several theater companies and his early acting role was in dramas.
Alan Rickman Death & Funeral
Rickman died on 14 January 2016, at the age of 69. He reportedly was unaware of the severity of pancreatic cancer and came to know about it only two weeks prior to his death.
After his death, his remains were cremated in the West London Crematorium in Kensal Green on February 3, 2016. Also, the ashes were received by his wife.
Prior to his death, he suffered a minor stroke in August 2015 and was also later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which was only revealed to his closest friends and family members.
Likewise, the two of the upcoming films he had been working on, Eye in the Sky and Alice Through the Looking Glass, were dedicated to him.