(PresidentialHill.com)- British actor Paul Grant, a dwarf who appeared in both the Star Wars and Harry Potter films, died on Monday after he was discovered collapsed outside of a train station last Thursday, Sky News reported.
Grant was found lying outside of King’s Cross station in north London last Thursday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brain dead. At 3:49 am on Monday, doctors pronounced him dead. The cause of his collapse and subsequent death was not given.
The 56-year-old dwarf played one of the Ewoks in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and was also one of the Goblins working at Gringotts Wizarding Bank in the first Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” He also appeared in the 1986 film “Labyrinth” starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, playing one of the Goblin Corps.
Grant’s other film credits include the 1985 Tom Cruise film “Legend,” and the 1988 movie “Willow” starring Val Kilmer.
A spokesperson for the London ambulance service confirmed that a call came in at 2:08 pm on Thursday, March 16 about an incident at the train station. An ambulance crew along with a medic in a response car were dispatched to the scene where Grant was treated before being taken to the hospital “as a priority.”
In a statement to Sky News, Grant’s daughter Sophie Jayne Grant confirmed her father’s death and said she is “heartbroken.”
Grant is survived by two daughters and a son, his girlfriend Maria Dwyer, along with his stepchildren and grandchildren.
Maria Dwyer described Grant as the love of her life, saying he was “the funniest man I know.”
His stepdaughter Stacey set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money to give Grant “the best send-off he would want.”