Alan Rickman leaves estate worth more than £4m


Film star Alan Rickman left an estate worth more than £4 million.

Alan, who appeared in screen hits ranging from Die Hard to Harry Potter, died on January 14.

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman left an estate worth £4 million (Grant Pollard/AP)

His will specified that the bulk of his wealth will go to his wife Rima Horton.

The actor, who played Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, revealed last year that he had quietly wed his partner of 50 years in New York in 2012.

They had been together since they met as teenagers and had no children.

Alan and wife Rima married quietly in 2012 (Yui Mok/PA)
Alan and wife Rima married quietly in 2012 (Yui Mok/PA)

His will showed that he also left a legacy sum to his three siblings David and Michael Rickman and Sheila Innes.

The will, one of 41 million stored and digitised by Iron Mountain on behalf of HM Courts & Tribunals Service, dealt with all the star's assets except those in America and Italy.

Following his death, many of Alan's co-stars including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Daniel Radcliffe paid tribute to the 69-year-old, who had suffered from cancer, as having been a kind and generous actor.

British actress Emma Thompson with British actor/director Alan Rickman at the 54th film festival in Venice in 1997 (LUCA BRUNO/AP/Press Association Images )
Emma Thompson with friend Alan Rickman in 1997 (Luca Bruno/AP/PA)

His final film, Alice Through The Looking Glass, is due for release in cinemas on Friday.

Fans will hear him as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar, Absolem, a role he played in the 2010 film Alice In Wonderland.

His last on-screen appearance was in the recently released Eye In The Sky, in which he starred opposite Dame Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul.

Dame Helen said it was "Alan as we all knew him and remembered him - so it's a lovely way to say goodbye".