Paul Ritter, the star of the Friday Night Dinner, dies of a brain tumor at the age of 55

Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter died of a brain tumor at the age of 54.

The actor Harry Potter and Vera unfortunately died on Monday evening (April 5th), his agent confirmed in a statement.

It read: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night.


Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumor (Image Credit: Photo by Steve Meddle / Shutterstock)

The star of the Friday Night Dinner, Paul Ritter, dies at the age of 54

“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 years old and had a brain tumor.

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“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor who played an enormous variety of roles on stage and on screen with extraordinary skill.

“He was incredibly intelligent, nice and very funny. We will miss him very much. “

Paul Ritter on Friday evening dinner
Paul at dinner on Friday night as Martin Goodman (Image credit: YouTube)

Honors pour in

Fans have started paying tribute to Paul on Twitter.

One person said: “Really shocked to see the news of Paul Ritter’s death.

“May he rest peacefully and give his family the privacy and respect they deserve.”

Another wrote: “RIP Paul Ritter aka Martin Goodman. So very young. A talented funny man. “

A third added: “RIP to be one of the funniest actors I’ve ever seen. Made FND what it was. “

What did celebrities say

Meanwhile, David Walliams wrote: “Devastated by this terribly sad news. Paul was a lovely, wonderful person. Kind, funny, super caring and the greatest actor I have ever worked with. “

Actor Shaun Dooley wrote, “Terrible terrible news. Paul was an incredible actor and, above all, an absolutely lovely man.

“An honor to have known you and worked with you, sir. Rest in peace Paul. Sending love to his family. “

Paul was best known for playing Martin Goodman on the Friday Night Dinner comedy series.

In addition, he was also known for his roles in Quantum of Solace, Son of Rambow, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Eagle.

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Meanwhile he also appeared in Vera, The hollow crown The last kingdom and Chernobyl.

He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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