Paul Grant, a dwarf actor who was featured in “Star Wars” as an Ewok and who played a goblin “Harry Potter” has died. He was 56 years old at the time of his death.
Mr. Grant died after he collapsed last Thursday at King’s Cross train station in London. King’s Cross is one of the more famous locations in and from the “Harry Potter” universe.
Mr. Grant was then transferred to the hospital, but was pronounced brain dead. His life support was turned off on Sunday. His daughter, Sophie Jayne Grant, confirmed his passing to Fox News Digital: “My dad was [a] legend, bless him. Everyone loved him.”
She also said, “I’m devastated. 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. He was an actor, father and grandad. He loved his daughters and son and his girlfriend Maria very much, as well as her kids who were like stepchildren to him. My dad I love you so much sleep tight.”
Similarly, Paul’s girlfriend, Maria Dwyer, added: “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.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 2.08pm 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 cause of his collapse and death is not clear, though The Sun notes that Paul struggled with a drug addiction, saying:
In 2014, Paul was pictured snorting a white powder and told a newspaper he had blown his film cash on drugs and alcohol.
Paul, who is divorced and shares daughters Sophie and Nicole, and son Robbie, with ex-wife Janet Crowson, once revealed how his life had hit rock bottom following the collapse of his marriage.
A family friend told The Sun: “He was a lovely bloke.
“He’s always battled with drugs and alcohol addiction but he was a talented actor.
“He called himself the ‘King of the Dwarfs’.
“It’s so sad.”
As Paul apparently blew through all of his money on drugs, his family started a GoFundMe fundraiser for his funeral. In the plea for help, his daughter Stacey said, “Hi my name is Stacey im Paul grant stepdaughter im starting this Page as Paul sadly passed away yesterday he and I wood like togive him the best send off he wood want King of the dwarfs he’s going to missed if anyone could help would be much appreciated let’s give him the best send off please.”
Featured image credit: from GoFundMe
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