It is with great sadness that we report the passing of British actor Paul Grant, who has died at the age of 56. Grant, who was known for his roles in both the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises, passed away on Monday after his family made the difficult decision to switch off his life support machine the day before.
The news of Grant’s death was confirmed by his daughter, Sophie Jayne Grant, who spoke to Sky News about the heartbreaking loss of her father. She described herself as “heartbroken” and expressed her belief that “no girl deserves their dad to be taken away”. She also spoke about the impact that her father had on the world through his work, saying that he was “so well known and loved” and that he had gone “too soon”.
Grant’s death came after he was found collapsed outside King’s Cross station in London last Thursday afternoon. According to reports, he was declared brain dead before his eventual passing on Monday.
Paul Grant was a highly respected actor and stuntman who had appeared in a number of iconic films throughout his career. In addition to his roles in the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchises, he also acted in the 1988 film Willow and the cult classic Labyrinth alongside David Bowie in 1986.
The news of Grant’s passing has been met with an outpouring of grief from fans and colleagues alike. Many have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to the actor’s life and career.
A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service also spoke about the incident, confirming that they had been called to St Pancras Station on the day of Grant’s collapse. They sent an ambulance crew and a medic in response to the call, and treated Grant at the scene before taking him to hospital as a priority.
Grant is survived by his girlfriend Maria, his two daughters and one son, as well as his stepchildren and grandchildren. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this difficult time.