British actor and Harry Potter star Paul Ritter has died at the age of 54.
His management said in a statement released Tuesday that he died of a brain tumor at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Paul Ritter last night.
“He died quietly at home with his wife Polly and his sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had suffered a brain tumor.
“Paul was a very talented actor and he was very understanding, kind and funny. We will miss him very much, ”the statement said.
Before his death, Ritter appeared in the HBO drama “Chernobyl; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;” and the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”
In 2006 he was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in Coram Boy and a Tony award for The Norman Conquests in 2009.
Harry Potter star Paul Ritter dies of a brain tumor