Paul Ritter’s son in Friday Night Dinner, Tom Rosenthal, breaks silence on his death at 54

Other stars and fans of Paul have paid tribute on social media today.

Comedian Rob Delaney commented: “Knocked it out of the PARK in Chernobyl. Watching it I consciously thought, ‘Oh, we have a new movie star’.

“Between that & how funny he was in Friday Night Dinner… just unreal talent. Rest in peace, Paul Ritter.”

Channel 4 wrote: “We are so saddened to hear of the loss of one of our favourite actors Paul Ritter. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

Actress Nicola Coughlan added: “So, so sad to hear this. I was such a fan of Paul Ritter he was absolutely magic, RIP.”

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