Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl actor Paul Ritter has died at the age of 54, his agent has said.
Mr Ritter's tragic passing was confirmed in a statement from his agent earlier today. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 55 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 amusing.
"We will miss him greatly", it said.
He was known for his memorable catchphrase, "S*** on it!"
Paul Ritter was a fan favourite on Friday Night Dinner
Fans have been paying their respects to Paul Ritter by sharing their favourite moments of him from Friday Night Dinner.
Ritter's TV credits also included Cold Feet, Vera, No Offence and Lovesick; while in the cinema he appeared in Harry Potter And the Half-Blood Prince, Quantum of Solace and the forthcoming war drama Operation Mincemeat.
The actor is set to appear in the Friday Night Dinner 10th anniversary retrospective, which will air on Channel 4 later this year.
Morgan Jeffery, Executive Editor at Radio Times, paid tribute to Ritter on Twitter. "RIP", he wrote on Twitter.
Another echoed these sentiments, writing: "RIP Paul Ritter - loved him as Martin in Friday Night Dinner". An honour to have known and worked with you sir. "May he rest in peace".
Comedian Michael Smiley said Ritter was "a hero in our house" and "a brilliant actor, just flawless performances". Between that & how amusing he was in Friday Night Dinner. just unreal talent. If Paul Ritter was in something, it made it good.