TRIBUTES are pouring in for Friday Night Dinner star Paul who died at age 55.
The talented actor had been battling a brain tumour, and died with his wife Polly by his side.
Who was Paul Ritter's wife Polly?
Paul's personal life was something of a mystery, but the actor was married and had two sons.
Little is known about his wife Polly, but she was at Paul's side when he died at home on April 5, 2021.
“It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night,” his agent said.
"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 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.”
Ritter is due to appear in a 10th anniversary retrospective of Friday Night Dinner.
He will appear alongside his on-screen family Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal – which will air on Channel 4 later in 2021.
Paul will be remembered for his roles in The Bill, Vera and Chernobyl and as Guy Haines in 007 movie Quantum Of Solace.
Did Paul and Polly Ritter have children?
Paul and Polly Ritter had two sons, Frank and Noah.
Paul was best known for playing the dad of Jonny and Adam Goodman in the six seasons of Friday Night Dinner and he was close with his on-screen family.
In a 2014 interview with Roger Crow, Ritter said about filming Friday Night Dinner: "What I treasure is that it sort of feels like a family; there's a kernel of something real there.
"We are all cocooned together in a suburban location for weeks on end, so 'the family who plays together stay together'."
How did Paul Ritter die?
The actor died of a brain tumour.
Fans had not known that Ritter had been suffering from a brain tumour.
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