Harry Potter star, Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour


British actor and Harry Potter star, Paul Ritter, has died at the age of 54.


His management in a statement released on Tuesday said he died of a brain tumour at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons.


“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 and was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly,” the statement said.


Prior to his death, Ritter featured in the HBO drama “Chernobyl; “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince;” and James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”


In 2006 he was nominated for an Olivier award for his performance in Coram Boy and a Tony award for 2009’s The Norman Conquests.

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