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For DailyMail newspaper, Hugo Gye covers how the legacy of Alan Rickman’s impactful ability to bring a story to life has the power to connect with people and make a difference, on-screen and off. DailyMail is a British newspaper and source for current news, breaking stories and information.

Hogwarts loses its favourite villain: Devastated Harry Potter stars pay tribute to ‘magnificent’ Alan Rickman as actor dies aged 69 after secret battle with cancer

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Hugo Dye | DailyMail UK| 1/14/15

The British actor, known for his roles in films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Die Hard as well as the wizarding film franchise, kept his fight with illness private before his death at 69 this morning.

JK Rowling led the tributes to Rickman today, calling him ‘a magnificent actor and a wonderful man’, while co-stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson told how he had mentored them early on in their careers.

He often spoke about the importance he attached to his craft, saying: ‘Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.’

In his spare time, Rickman supported many charities and was an active patron of the charity Saving Faces.

He was also an honorary president of the International Performers’ Aid Trust, a charity that alleviates poverty in some of the world’s toughest conditions.

mobilecause-outlook, text message alertsAlan Rickman, Hogwart’s Favorite Villain Leaves Behind A Legacy of Storytelling

The unexpected death of Alan Rickman shocked colleagues, friends and fans following his secret battle with cancer. In his private life, he was an activist, philanthropist, and self-proclaimed agent of change. Rickman supported several charitable causes, even serving as the Honorary President of International Performers’ Aid Trust.

In his acting career as well as his personal commitment to making a positive difference in the world, the talented and generous Mr. Rickman firmly believed that stories had the power to change the world... and, he was right.

One organization that clearly understands the transformational power of storytelling is The Young & Brave Foundation, whose mission is to help today’s courageous youth beat cancer.

The story of each Young and Brave Warrior battling the disease is featured alongside their corresponding mobile-first fundraising form and are a key reason why people support the org. Each brave Warrior’s candid personal journey is written by family and friends and accompany carousel-style images, that together, compel supporters to become an integral part of making a difference through their donations.

Effective storytelling gives your organization a voice to make a difference. Combined with mobile-first fundraising solutions, you can create an emotional connection with your cause and empower supporters to donate or volunteer immediately from their mobile device – transforming them into everyday heroes.

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