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PAUL RITTER’S Cause of Death, Age, Career, Wife, Children, Family, Last photo

Simon Paul Adams, known professionally as Paul Ritter, was an English actor who appeared in numerous films such as ‘Son of Rambow’, ‘Quantum of Solace’, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’, ‘The Eagle,’ and ‘Operation Mincemeat’.  Likely, he has also appeared on television shows such as ‘Friday Night Dinner’, ‘Vera’, ‘The Hollow Crown’, ‘The Last Kingdom’, ‘Chernobyl’, ‘Belgravia’, and ‘Resistance.’

As we all know, Paul Ritter died of a brain tumor on April 5, 2021, at the age of 54. But if you have ever noticed, he began to gain weight years before his death. While many claim his illness was the main reason, others doubt it and are still looking for a valid reason. Well, here’s what we know about his weight gain transformation.

Ritter was born Simon Paul Adams on 20 December 1966 in Gravesend, Kent. His father Ken Adams, a toolmaker, worked at various power stations; his mother Joan (née Mooney) was a school secretary. His family were Catholic and he had four older sisters. Adams attended Gravesend Grammar School where he acquired an A Level in Theatre Studies. He went on to study Modern Languages at St John’s College, Cambridge.

After graduating, he went to the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Germany. Upon returning to the UK, he took the stage name Ritter, of German origin. He took this name because another Simon Adams was registered with the acting trade union, Equity, and he admired a German actor with the surname Ritter.

Ritter studied alongside the actor Stephen Mangan and they later acted together in the 2009 play The Norman Conquests.

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