‘Harry Potter’ Star Paul Ritter Passes Away at 54
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Paul Ritter, who appeared in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace,” has passed away at the age of 54.

On Tuesday, Ritter’s representatives confirmed to People that the “Friday Night Dinner” star passed away from a brain tumor, revealing that he “died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side.”

“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.

In addition to appearing in HBO’s 2019 miniseries “Chernobyl” and films such as “The Libertine” and “Hannibal Rising,” Ritter was a stage actor who was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for his role in “The Norman Conquests.”

Per the Guardian, Ritter will appear posthumously in a 10-year anniversary special for his Channel 4 sitcom “Friday Night Dinner.”

After news of Ritter’s passing went viral, numerous members of the acting community paid their respects on social media.

Our condolences go out to Paul’s family and loved ones for their loss.


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