Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

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

The actor, who also starred in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, died at home with his family by his side.

His agent said: "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 tumour.

Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig attending a screening of Friday Night Dinner, at the Curzon Soho in London. Picture date: Monday March 9, 2020. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics

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Paul Ritter, pictured with Friday Night Dinner co-stars Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig

"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."

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