‘Star Wars’ Actor Dies at 56 after Suddenly Collapsing on London Street

“Star Wars” actor Paul Grant has died after suddenly collapsing in the street outside London’s King’s Cross train station.

Grant, who has held roles in two of the biggest movie franchises in existence, was found unresponsive on the ground outside the station on Thursday, according to Sky News.

Despite best efforts to resuscitate Grant, he was declared brain dead by doctors following the collapse, the outlet noted.

He had been kept alive on life support since his collapse.

However, the actor was pronounced dead early Monday morning after his family ultimately opted to remove him from life support due to his diagnosis.

A London Ambulance Service representative told Sky News that they had dispatched a unit on Thursday after receiving “reports of an incident.”

“We sent an ambulance crew and a medic in a response car,” the representative said.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital as a priority.”

The actor is survived by his girlfriend, two daughters, and one son, as well as stepchildren and grandchildren.

One of the daughters, Sophie Jayne Grant, gave a pained statement to Sky News:

“I’m heartbroken… No girl deserves their dad to be taken away…

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“He was so well known and loved [for his work]. He’s gone too soon.”

Grant has held roles in cult classics like 1988’s “Willow” and 1986’s “Labyrinth.”

But most fans are likely familiar with his work from two massive movie franchises — “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars.”

According to the movie database IMDb, Grant has an uncredited role in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first film in that franchise’s history, as one of the goblins.

In that movie, goblins were typically seen running the Gringotts Bank.

But Grant’s most iconic work easily came in 1983 when he portrayed an Ewok in the third Star Wars film “Return of the Jedi.”

According to the New York Post, the 4-foot-4 movie star lived with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, “a rare genetic type of dwarfism.”

Grant took the dwarfism in stride, often jokingly calling himself the “King of Dwarves,” according to his girlfriend.

“He always brought a smile and laughter to everyone’s face,” Jayne Grant told the Post.

No cause of death has been revealed.

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