Star Wars and Harry Potter actor dies after collapsing outside King’s Cross station


An actor who appeared in the Star Wars and Harry Potter films has died.

Paul Grant, who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and a goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was found collapsed outside King’s Cross station in London last Thursday afternoon.

The 56-year-old’s daughter, Sophie Jayne Grant, confirmed his death to Sky News, saying: “I’m heartbroken… No girl deserves their dad to be taken away… He was so well known and loved [for his work]. He’s gone too soon.”

He was pronounced dead at 3.49am this morning, but had been declared brain dead before that following his collapse.

As well as Star Wars and Harry Potter, the 4ft 4in actor also appeared in the 1988 film Willow and the cult classic Labyrinth alongside David Bowie in 1986.

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.”

He is survived by his girlfriend Maria, his two daughters and one son as well as his stepchildren and grandchildren.

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