The fans of the Friday Night Dinner were moved to tears when the late star Paul Ritter made his last TV appearance.
The actor died in April aged 54 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Before he died, he attended the Friday Night Dinner: 10 Years and a Beautiful Piece of Squirrel, a documentary that celebrates a decade of comedy.
When the show opened, Paul’s co-star Tamsin Greig stated that her on-screen husband was not doing well when it was filmed.
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“To be honest – don’t tell the producers that – but I tried to convince them not to do the interview,” she said.
“But it is a testament to Paul’s courage, generosity and dignity and the utter lack of vanity that he wanted to participate.”
She added, “I know Paul wants us all to sit back, laugh and enjoy this celebration of the FND universe and as we say in his memory … Shalom.”
I know Paul wants us all to sit back, laugh and enjoy this celebration of the FND Universe and, as we do, say in his memory … Shalom.
Paul called Martin a “great career gift”
Paul later shared his thoughts on why people had adopted his character Martin.
He said the character was a “great career gift”.
“There’s something about him that reminds her of her half-dressed father, possibly with a handkerchief over his head and Eric Morecambe details,” he said.
“I would be nothing without him.”
The fans of the Friday Night Dinner were delighted with the actor’s courage
Viewers impressed with Paul’s courage and many went online to pay tribute.
“Heartbroken to see Paul Ritter so uncomfortable. I am in tears What an absolute legend, a very special man, ”wrote a fan on Twitter.
“With tears on that Friday night dinner document, it is a measure of the type of man Paul Ritter had when he did this interview when he was obviously very sick,” said one person.
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Another wrote: “Incredibly emotional watching the # FridayNightDinner special. So brave of the incomparable Paul Ritter to take part when he was so sick, but a nice peek behind the door of a wonderful program. “
One tweeted: “It’s so broken to see Paul Ritter in his final interview scene. To see him like that is just sad. “
“I just started looking at this #FridayNightDinner Celebration. The intro by Tamsin Greig has already left me in tears,Said another.
One added, “Tears tonight for the amazing Paul Ritter.”
The Friday Night Dinner – also starring Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal – began in 2011 and follows the Goodman family as they meet for a weekly meal.
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