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Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter passes away due to brain tumour

Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter passes away due to brain tumour

Author: Joel Griffiths | Tuesday 6th April 2021

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Paul Ritter, the actor well-known for his role in Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, has died aged 54.

The actor, who starred as the family patriarch Martin, passed away due to a brain tumour, his agent has confirmed.

In a statement, his agent said that the actor, who also appeared in numerous films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Quantum of Solace, died at home with his family by his side.

“It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” said his agent. “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.”

He is due to appear in the Friday Night Dinner 10th anniversary retrospective, which will air on Channel 4 later this year.

The thoughts and prayers of those associated with Link Up is with Paul’s friends and family at this extremely sad time.