Star Wars: Return of the Jedi actor Paul Grant has died at the age of 56 after passing out near London’s King’s Cross Station.
The actor was discovered by the police at the train station on Thursday (March 16). Then he was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced brain dead.
On Sunday (March 19), his family announced that they had decided to turn off his life support machine.
The actor’s daughter Sophie Jane Grant said she was “devastated,” calling her father “a legend in many ways.”
In a statement to The Sun, she said: “He always made everyone smile and laugh. He would do anything for anyone and was a big Arsenal fan.
The actor was 4 feet 4 inches tall and called himself the “king of the dwarves.”
Grant played one of the unnamed Ewoks in the 1983 film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, sharing scenes with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.
He also co-starred with Tom Cruise in Legend (1985), David Bowie in Labyrinth (1986) and Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer in Willow (1988). The actor also had an unregistered role in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Grant’s girlfriend, Maria Dwyer, paid tribute to the actor, writing: “Paul was the love of my life. The funniest person I know. He made my life complete. Life will never be the same without him.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said of Grant’s collapse: “We received a call at 14:08 on Thursday, March 16 to report an incident at St Pancras Station, Euston Road.
“We sent an ambulance team and a medic in a rapid response vehicle. We treated the man on the spot and first of all took him to the hospital.”
The GoFundMe page was created by Grant’s stepdaughter Stacy, who wrote: “I am opening this page since Paul unfortunately passed away yesterday and I would like to give him the best send-off he wanted.”
In December 2022, Grant’s colleague in the film “Return of the Jedi” Gary Friedkin died at the age of 70.