Star Wars actor Paul Grant dies at 56 after collapsing at London train station
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Star Wars actor Paul Grant has died at the age of 55 after collapsing at London’s King Cross train station.
Grant, who stood at 132 cm, famously played an Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, in 1983, and also acted as a goblin in Harry Potter. The Sun reports that the actor was found by police collapsed at the station last Thursday.
He was reportedly rushed to hospital, but was declared brain dead by doctors. His life support machine was switched off on Sunday.
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Grant was a father of three, with his 28-year-old daughter Sophie Jayne Grant saying she was “devastated” by the loss.
“My dad was a legend in so many ways. He always brought a smile and laughter to everyone’s face. He would do anything for anyone and was a massive Arsenal fan,” she said.
Grant was also a grandfather, and had a girlfriend, Maria Dwyer.
Dwyer told the publication: “Paul was the love of my life. The funniest man I know. He made my life complete. Life is never going to be the same without him.”
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As well as Star WarsGrant acted in Labyrinth with David Bowie, the Tom Cruise movie Legend and Willow starring Val Kilmer.
Fans have taken to social media to mourn his death.
“Sad to hear Paul Grant – Star Wars actor has died – I remember him in “Return of the Jedi” – my condolences to Paul’s family,” one person wrote.
A second person wrote: “R.I.P PAUL GRANT shocked & saddened big man ‘ we had fun & laughs over the years top Gooner with a passion REST EASY MY FRIEND.”
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