Paul Ritter, ‘Friday Night Dinner’ actor, dead at 54

British actor Paul Ritter, a versatile actor known for lighting up the screen and the stage, died Monday. He was 54.

According to his agent, Jonty Brook, Ritter died after battling a brain tumor.

“He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side,” Brook said. “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.”

In the UK, Ritter was best known for his six seasons of work in the comedic family sitcom “Friday Night Dinner,” which airs on Channel 4.

His other credits have included roles in HBO’s “Chernobyl,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.”

On the stage, Ritter had an equally impressive resume, with productions like “All My Sons,” “Coram Boy” and “The Norman Conquests” among his credits. He was nominated for an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for the latter two, respectively.

“Friday Night Dinner” producer Robert Popper honored Ritter in light of his passing, writing on Twitter, “Thank you to everyone for sending mesages (sic) about Paul Ritter. Much appreciated. He was a man who touched so many hearts. My thoughts go out to his lovely family.”

Blogs

The Morning Rock with Eric Slayter

Mornings Rock…on 108!┬áThe Full Morning Package. Eric Slayter Delivers it all…The Entertainment feed, News of The Weird and Un-Natural, Headlines Sports and More Music in The Mornings! Weekdays 6-9AM

The Sunday Morning Revival

The Biggest Rock of The 80’s Turns your Sunday up to 11! The Sunday Morning Revival Hits you with 3 Hours of The Music that scared parents from Coast To Coast! On Sunday Morning from 9A-Noon Tune in and Turn it Up!

All Request Drive at 5

Every Afternoon from 5-6, Chase Elder is Driving it Like He Stole it! Your Drive Home goes All-Request! Hit him in the 4 O’Clock and let him know what you need to get Home! The Request Lines are open at 320-0108!

The 90’s at Noon

The 90’s at Noon! 60 Minutes that defined Generation X! The Grunge, The Alternative and The Artists That Made you Love music Even Louder! Monday Through Friday Grab Some Lunch and Turn It Up! The 90’s At Noon! Thanks for Having Lunch with The Rock Station!