Friday Night Dinner Fans Had Crimble Crumble Last Night In Honour Of Paul Ritter
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Fans of Friday Night Dinner last night had 'crimble crumble' in honour of Paul Ritter who died on Monday (5 April).
The actor, best known for playing Martin Goodman, the shirtless patriarch of the series, sadly passed away after suffering from a brain tumour last week, his agent said.
So to show their love for the 54-year-old and the character he played for the best part of a decade, fans across the UK treated themselves to the Goodmans' favourite pudding, Jackie's 'crimble crumble'.
Fans took to Twitter to share snaps of their desserts, and called on others to do the same.
Posting their pic, one user said: "'Crimble Crumble' with extra cinnamon for my #FridayNightDinner#RIPPaulRitter #S***OnIt."
Another wrote: "Crimble crumble, a cuppa and an episode or 2 of Friday Night Dinner, in honour of Paul Ritter. #lovelybitofsquirrel"
"Eating crimble crumble and watching Friday Night Dinner with the family to remember Paul Ritter," put a third.
While another added: "In memory of Paul Ritter we've had our Friday Night Dinner and finished off with Crimble Crumble."
Mr Ritter's tragic passing was confirmed in a statement from his agent on 6 April.
As reported by The Guardian, his agent said: "It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night.
"He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour."
They added: "Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill.
"He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very funny. We will miss him greatly."
Following news of his passing, co-star Tom Rosenthal, who played son Jonny in the series, shared his condolences with Ritter's family.
He said: "Incredibly sad and thoughts are with Polly, Frank and Noah. x
"Thank you for all your messages, they're a testament to how great an actor Paul was and how many lives he touched. He was the most devastatingly intelligent and conscientious person with an unmatched crossword acumen and an incredible memory.
"If he met you once I swear he knew your name for life. Luckily for us he turned such a wonderful mind to bringing life to Martin Goodman for whom he would do whatever it took to make us laugh."
Tamsin Grieg, who player Ritter's on-screen wife Jackie, wrote in the Guardian following his passing: "I am eternally grateful that our paths crossed. His kindness, attention to detail and phenomenal memory, his passion for music and football, his devotion to his beautiful family, his complete inability to accept a compliment, and his quiet, loyal, compassionate friendship will stay with me for ever.
"The world is a less brilliant place without Paul in it. Go lightly, my friend. You are deeply beloved."