Star Wars and Harry Potter actor dies aged 56: Father-of-three Paul Grant who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi passes away suddenly after collapsing outside Kings Cross station
Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Paul Grant has died at the age of 56, his family has confirmed.
Family members told The Sun the father-of-three was found collapsed outside Kings’ Cross station by police on Thursday afternoon.
Paul, who famously played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi where he starred alongside Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, was rushed to hospital where he was declared brain dead.
But his life support machine was switched off on Sunday, his family said.
Daughter Sophie Jayne Grant, 28, from Peterborough, told the newspaper: ‘I’m devastated. My dad was a legend in so many ways.
‘He always brought a smile and laughter to everyone’s face.’
She added: ‘My dad I love you so much sleep tight.’
Paul Grant who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi has died at the age of 56
Family said he was found collapsed on Thursday and by Sunday his life support machine was turned off
Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Paul Grant pictured here with his partner Maria
Paul was a father, grandfather and actor who would do anything for anyone, his devastated daughter said.
She spoke of how much he loved his daughters, son and girlfriend Maria Dwyer, 64.
Maria described Paul as the love of her life who made her life complete in a heartbreaking tribute.
The 4ft 4in dwarf appeared as an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and previously told the Mirror he stood in for actor Kenny Baker as R2D2 in the final scenes.
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