Actor Paul Ritter died on Monday, April 5. He was 54 at the time of his death. Paul is known for his roles in Harry Potter, Friday Night Dinner, and others.
The news of Paul’s death shocked the media, and people on social media have been mourning his death. The actor had managed to create a special place for himself in the hearts of his fans. His agent had confirmed the news of his death.
What role did Paul Ritter play in Harry Potter?
Paul has had many roles up his sleeves. However, the one that is often forgotten is his role in Harry Potter. The actor played the role of Eldred Worple. His character appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Paul died due to a brain tumor and his agent confirmed the news in a statement. The statement 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 tumor.”
The statement continued: “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.”
Twitter reacts to news of Paul Ritter’s death
Several Twitter expressed their sadness over social media. People were quick to remember the great work done by Paul over the years. One comment read: “Rest in peace Paul Ritter. Such an amazing funny actor and lovely person Friday night dinner used to be the one thing that me my dad and my sister would watch whilst my mum was in the hospital with covid and the only thing we would laugh about. My mum now loves it too.”
Another added: “Oh how sad – another brilliant actor gone too soon (he made me HATE his character Dyatlov in the incredible Chernobyl miniseries)… my thoughts go out to his friends and family… RIP Paul Ritter.”
“I still cant believe one of my favourite actors, Paul Ritter has passed away From Chernobyl to Friday Night Dinner, he was so talented with acting My thoughts are with his family, Rest In Peace,” read another comment.
“Aw, man… I just finished rewatching Chernobyl for the 5th time just last week. RIP to Paul Ritter who was fantastic in Chernobyl! An amazing actor who played a despicable character” wrote another user.
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