Star Wars and Harry Potter actor Paul Grant passes away at 56

On Thursday afternoon, the actor was discovered unconscious at King’s Cross station in London.

Paul Grant, an actor who starred in the Harry Potter and Star Wars movies, passed away at the age of 56 after being discovered unconscious at a train station.

On Thursday afternoon, Grant was discovered in front of King’s Cross station in north London.

Advertisement

On Monday, at 3:49 a.m., he was declared dead; however, he had already been given the all-clear after collapsing. The cause of death is yet unknown.

Grant, who portrayed an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and a goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, also starred alongside David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly as a member of the Goblin Corps in the 1986 blockbuster Labyrinth.

Grant was reportedly discovered unconscious at the railway station and was pronounced brain dead before being sent to the hospital. On Sunday, March 19, his family took the heartbreaking decision to remove his life support.

In Labyrinth, the actor acted as Brian Henson’s vocal and Shari Weiser’s stunt double for the character Hoggle.

Legend, the 1985 Tom Cruise movie, and the 1988 movie Willow are some of his additional filmography credits.

His death was confirmed to Sky News by his daughter, Sophie Jayne Grant.

She said: “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.”

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.”

Maria Dwyer, Grant’s partner, his two daughters, one son, stepchildren, and grandchildren all survive him.

Dwyer paid tribute to the actor, saying: “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.”

Grant’s stepdaughter Stacey has set up a Go Fund Me page to raise funds towards his funeral. “I’m starting this page as Paul sadly passed away yesterday and I would like to give him the best send off he would want,” she said.