Paul Ritter, the ‘Chernobyl’ star, has died at the age of 54. The British actor had been suffering from a malignant brain tumor.
According to a statement, released by his agent, Ritter peacefully passed away at his home with his wife and sons by his side.
Exceptionally talented yet humble, Ritter had several accolades to his name. The former ‘Friday Night Dinner’ star won critical acclaim for his appearance in the ‘Harry Potter’, and ‘Chernobyl.’ Not only was he a brilliant actor, but also a great person to be around. He was always there to brighten up your day with his incredible sense of humor. Moreover, his co-stars have also praised him for his kindness.
Apart from starring in the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series, Ritter had appeared in other renowned films such as ‘Belgravia’ and ‘Cold Feet.’
According to his co-stars who had the chance to work with him, Ritter had an innate flair for acting. He also appeared in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace.
Ritter also managed to win accolades for his theater roles and had been nominated for the prestigious Tony Awards in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
His death has taken Hollywood by shock and surprise. The ‘Friday Night Dinner’ co-stars also paid homage to the deceased. Robert Popper, the creator of the show, took to Twitter to share his condolences over Ritter’s death. He claimed that Ritter was one of the kindest souls he had the pleasure to work with.
Tom Rosenthal, his on-screen son on the same show also expressed his profound grief over Ritter’s demise. He also mentioned his unmatched crossword solving skills while paying rich tributes to Ritter on Twitter. Many other co-actors, including Jared Harris, also paid rich tributes to Ritter. Harris was all praise for Ritter’s key contribution in making ‘Chernobyl’ a phenomenal success.
Paul Ritter was not only a stellar actor but also an exceptional human being.