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‘Friday Evening Dinner’ star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

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‘Friday Evening Dinner’ star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

Paul Ritter has died aged 54 from a brain tumour. (Getty Images)

Paul Ritter has died aged 54 from a brain tumour. (Getty Pictures)

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Actor Paul Ritter has died on the age of 54 after tormented by a brain tumour.

The star of Channel 4 sitcom Friday Evening Dinner handed away at dwelling on Monday, 5 April surrounded by his family.

Ritter’s agent instructed The Guardian: “It is with broad sadness we are succesful of substantiate that Paul Ritter handed away final night,” said his agent. 

“He died peacefully at dwelling alongside with his spouse Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his aspect. He modified into as soon as 54 and had been tormented by a brain tumour.

“Paul modified into as soon as an exceptionally proficient actor taking half in a broad kind of roles on stage and conceal conceal with out of the ordinary ability. He modified into as soon as fiercely incandescent, sort and in reality comic. We can ward off out him tremendously.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: (L-R) Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig attend the

Paul Ritter with ‘Friday Evening Dinner’ co-stars Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig in March 2020. (Getty Pictures)

The star of stage and conceal conceal modified into as soon as per chance handiest known for taking half in father Martin Goodman in Friday Evening Dinner alongside Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal, which has high-tail over six series since 2011.

Ritter modified into as soon as also a frequent in ITV crime drama Vera, Channel 4 cop conceal No Offence and appeared in hit HBO series Chernobyl and acclaimed BBC drama The Trial of Christine Keeler final year.

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He has acted in blockbuster movies, together with Harry Potter and the Half of-Blood Prince and Quantum of Solace. He will almost certainly be effectively-known for his work in theatre, being nominated for an Olivier award in 2006 for his performance in Coram Boy and for a Tony award for his 2009 starring function in the Norman Conquests.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig attend the

Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig starred together in ‘Friday Evening Dinner’ since 2011. (Getty Pictures)

Tributes possess already start to pour in from his buddies and colleagues on social media.

Ray Donovan star Eddie Marsan hailed Ritter as “one of our greatest actors”.

He tweeted: “Appropriate out of drama school I saw a production of 3 Sisters. A young actor taking half in Tuzenbach, did the monologue ahead of the duel. I’d heard it a week at DS. However when he did it, I forgot I’d heard it ahead of. He went on to be one of our greatest actors. RIP Paul Ritter.”

Appropriate out of drama school I saw a production of 3 Sisters. A young actor taking half in Tuzenbach, did the monologue ahead of the duel. I’d heard it a week at DS. However when he did it, I forgot I’d heard it ahead of. He went on to be one of our greatest actors. RIP Paul Ritter.

EastEnders actor Anette Badland wrote: “And now Paul. A sexy actor and honest firm. RIP.”

Luther star Michael Smiley tweeted: “In actuality sad information, a hero in our home, a intellectual actor, honest flawless performances. Friday Evening Dinner will never be the same. RIP Paul Ritter. Sending prayers and thoughts to his family.”

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‘Friday Evening Dinner’ star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54