In the surprising turn of events, Hollywood actor Paul Ritter who has given incredible performances in the 2019 Chernobyl miniseries and 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has departed his soul for heavenly abode at the age of 54, his representative confirmed. As reported by USA TODAY, the actor passed away on Monday evening at home after suffering from a brain tumour, surrounded by his wife and sons. His rep even issued an official statement regarding his tragic demise.
“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill,” the statement said. “He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly.” Oscar-winner Helen Mirren said a few words for Ritter as her publicists told the portal, “Sensitive, intelligent and generous (and) he will be terribly missed by all the fraternity who make drama.” Ritter’s Friday Night Dinner’ creator Robert Popper also mourned Ritter’s demise as he said in a statement, “A lovely, wonderful human being. Kind, funny, super caring and the greatest actor I ever worked with. We were incredibly sad to learn that Paul Ritter passed away last night.”
In 2009, Paul Ritter received a Tony nomination for his role in the play, The Norman Conquests. He further appeared as Eldred Worple in Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson starrer Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Ritter also played a political operative in Daniel Craig starrer Quantum of Solace, the 2008 James Bond film.
May Paul Ritter’s soul rest in peace!
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