Alan Rickman Leaves $6 Million in Will to Wife and Charities
According to editors at Daily Mirror, probate records reveal that his will, drawn up three months before his death and only covering his U.K. assets, also included a $146,850 bequest split among three arts charities and one organization helping people with severe facial injuries receive reconstructive surgery. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Sponsored Arts for Education, the Facial Surgery Research Foundation known as Saving Faces and the International Performers Aid Trust each received $17,020. The British star became widely involved in Saving Faces and the International Performers Aid Trust during his lifetime. He studied at RADA before embarking on a career, which began in Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company before embarking on a Hollywood career. Before taking his longest running and most famous role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, Rickman was often cast as a villain, including German terrorist Hans Gruber in 1988 action thriller Die Hard and as the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. His final film, Alice Through The Looking Glass, for which he provided the voice of caterpillar turned butterfly, Absolom, is released on Friday. Despite embarking on a long-term relationship after meeting as teenagers in 1965, Rickman and his wife only married in 2012. They had no children together. The actor’s will stated assets he owned in the U.S. and Italy are being dealt with in separate proceedings.