It has just been confirmed that actor, Paul Ritter, has passed away...
He was just fifty-four years old.
Ritter was known best for his role in blockbusters such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, and the HBO series, Chernobyl.
His agent confirmed the tragic news today.
"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."
What awful news about Paul Ritter. Such a fantastic, magnetic actor in Chernobyl, No Offence, The Hollow Crown and much more. And of course, Martin Goodman is one of the most brilliant and memorable comedy characters of the past several decades. pic.twitter.com/YmlB93PSlD— Morgan Jeffery (@morganjeffery) April 6, 2021
"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," the statement concluded.
Rest in peace, Paul Rittler.
This one hurts 😢RIP Paul Ritter, what an incredible actor. Love so much of his work such a talent. Thoughts to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/3JgXGTOzul— Lewis Nicholls (@LewisJNicholls) April 6, 2021
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