‘Harry Potter’ actor Paul Ritter dies at 54

Paul Ritter died at the age of 54. The actor died on Monday night, April 5, of a brain tumor, his representative told ET. Ritter’s wife, Polly, and their children, Frank and Noah, were with him at home at the time of his death, adds his representative.

In a statement to VarietyRitter’s agent expressed “great sadness” over his death, adding that the actor “died peacefully at his home.”

“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor who played a huge variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary ability,” Ritter’s agent said in part. “He was incredibly smart, kind and a lot of fun. We will miss him very much.”

The Tony-nominated British actor had memorable roles both on stage and screen, starring Norman conquests on Broadway and Quantum of Solace and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on the side of the movie.

When it came to television, Ritter appeared on HBO Chernobyl, Epix’s Belgravia, ITV’s Cold feetand Channel4’s Friday night dinner, the latter of which will appear in a 10-year retrospective later this year.

He will also be seen in Operation Minced Meat, Netflix’s war drama starring Colin Firth.

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