Harry Potter star Paul Ritter passes away at 54 from brain tumour

Paul Ritter

British actor Paul Ritter, known for his role in Harry Potter, passed away on Monday at the age of 54.

The news of the actor’s demise was confirmed by his rep who said the Friday Night Dinner actor breathed his last after losing his battle with a brain tumour.

A statement shared by Metro UK, read: “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour.”

“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill. He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly,” the statement added.

Ritter was known for his role as Elred Worple in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as Martin Goodman in Channel 4 sitcom, Friday Night Dinner.

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