'Star Wars' actor Paul Grant dies suddenly at 51

 March 22, 2023

Fans of "Star Wars" and the Harry Potter films were saddened this week to learn that actor and stuntman Paul Grant died suddenly at the age of 51. 

According to Breitbart, Grant was found collapsed last Thursday afternoon outside of King’s Cross station in London. Efforts to revive him proved unsuccessful.

Cause of Grant's death unclear

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service told Sky News that personnel "were called at 2.08 p.m. on Thursday 16 March to reports of an incident at St. Pancras Station, Euston Road."

"We sent an ambulance crew and a medic in a response car. We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital as a priority," the spokesperson added.

Sophie Jayne Grant is the actor's daughter, and she confirmed her father's death to Sky News but did not disclose the cause.

"I’m heartbroken," she was quoted as telling the British news network, adding, "No girl deserves their dad to be taken away… He was so well known and loved [for his work]. He’s gone too soon."

Grant appeared in a number of hit films

Breitbart noted that in addition to Sophie Grant, the actor is survived by another daughter, his son and grandchildren, as well as his girlfriend Maria.

Grant, who stood just four feet four inches tall, played an Ewok alongside film star Mark Hamill in 1983's "Return of the Jedi." He also played a goblin in "Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone."

Tributes to Grant quickly appeared on social media, including from Hamill, who expressed "heartfelt condolences to Paul's loved ones & fans."

Fan lament death of a "legend"

Fellow "Star Wars" alumnus Carl Weathers spoke up as well, tweeting that Grant "will live in that 'galaxy far, far away."

Meanwhile, Grant's fans praised the fallen actor for being "legend" and lamented the fact that he has "sadly passed away."

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