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Peyton Manning Retires

Peyton Manning has announced his retirement and the Super Bowl 50 victory was his last rodeo. The Denver Broncos announced that the five-time NFL MVP is retiring. The team will be holding a news conference for Manning to discuss the decision of stepping away from the game after two Super Bowl victories and 18 seasons. John Elway, the executive vice president of Broncos announced that they have been fortunate to have him as a part of their team. Manning called the Broncos to inform them that he would retire. It is said that they didn’t know of his decision to retire until he had called them.
Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, stated that Peyton Manning’s career was driven by his exceptional talent, incredible work ethic, and his unwavering desire to be the best performer. These aspects contributed to the victory of the Super Bowl, he added. Manning is a competitive player with love for the game and the same thrilled his fans. Manning, who is 39 years old, was a Super Bowl MVP, a seven-time first-team All-Pro, and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection. Manning added that his final season was the unique one in the whole of his career. It is said that Manning is a rare kind of player in the field.

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Professor Snape (Alan Rickman) Passes Away!

The celebrated British stage and film actor, Alan Rickman, known for his roles in Die Hard, Robin Hood, and Harry Potter, died at the age of 69 due to cancer. Rickman expired in London while his family was by his side. His family let out a statement in which it is stated that the actor died from cancer and that there were family and friends beside him during his last moments. Rickman was born in 1946 in Acton, west London. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he began his career by acting on stage after graduating. He appeared in productions with Royal Shakespeare Company.
Rickman is known for his gravelly voice and his dominating on-screen presence. He has played memorable roles in several films including Love Actually, and won awards for his performance as the Sheriff in Robin Hood. His career breakout came in the form of Vicomte de Valmont but he became famous only in Die Hard, in which he played the role of arch enemy of Bruce Willis. Rickman was honored with an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his leading role in Rasputin in 1995. He was unfazed about not winning an Academy Award.

Rickman was a part of all the Harry Potter movies. JK Rowling stated that there were no words to explain the devastation of losing a wonderful and magnificent man. Stephen Fry led the outburst of tributes to Alan Rickman from his fellow actors, legion of fans, and friends. What is to be noted that Rickman’s death comes just within days of the death of David Bowie, an iconic singer and artist at the age of 69 from cancer. It cannot be denied that both passed at the same age due to cancer. Rickman wed his partner of half a decade, Rima Horton, an economic lecturer and Labor councilor in 2012 in a quiet ceremony and they had no children.