Friday Night Dinner Fans Remember Their Favourite Paul Ritter Moments
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Fans have been paying their respects to Paul Ritter by sharing their favourite moments of him from Friday Night Dinner.
The 54-year-old actor sadly died on Monday (5 April) after suffering from a brain tumour, his publicist announced today.
Ritter had credits such as James Bond, Chernobyl, and Harry Potter to his name, but it was as the eccentric, often topless, dad Martin Goodman in the popular Channel 4 comedy he was best known for.
And fans of the series have been paying tribute to his brilliant performance by sharing his most memorable clips and lines from the show, some of which contain strong language.
Writing on Twitter, one fan said: "Heartbreaking news... Rest in Peace Paul Ritter.
"I hope you're supplied with an endless supply of lovely Squirrel up there."
Nobody did loveable idiocy quite like Paul Ritter in Friday Night Dinner. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/cMeCd1KWx9
- Ellen (@sweetlacrimosa) April 6, 2021
rip paul ritter. his martin was friday night dinner to me pic.twitter.com/DQDAH5Kyjf
- george costanza news + facts (@chickensoup999) April 6, 2021
RIP Paul Ritter :sob: absolutely gutted loved him in Friday Night Dinner, one of my favourite shows ever pic.twitter.com/7nwxmYBA1c
- chel (@chelUTD) April 6, 2021
RIP Paul Ritter - loved him as Martin in Friday Night Dinner pic.twitter.com/SLXCsKRqF5
- Tim Gatt (@TimGatt) April 6, 2021
RIP Paul Ritter. Thank you for many, many nights of laughing until i turned red:heart: pic.twitter.com/dTahUev669
- Joe (@JoeAVFC_) April 6, 2021
Another echoed these sentiments, writing: "RIP Paul Ritter - loved him as Martin in Friday Night Dinner."
"An affectionate 's*** on it' to this," put a third.
While another added: "Nobody did loveable idiocy quite like Paul Ritter in Friday Night Dinner. May he rest in peace."
Mr Ritter's tragic passing was confirmed in a statement from his agent earlier today.
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."
Rest in peace, Paul.