Alan Rickman, beloved actor of stage and screen, passed away at the age of 69 in January 2016. When Rickman passed away, he had two films yet to hit theater: Eye in the Sky and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Rickman is beloved by many for his roles of Severus Snape, Colonel Brandon, and Judge Turpin, and was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He had suffered a stroke the previous year, and the treatment revealed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. Rickman kept his diagnosis hidden from public eye, letting only those closest to him know about his illness.