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Warwick Davis announces death of wife Samantha aged 53

Warwick Davis announces death of wife Samantha aged 53

He shared a touching tribute to his late wife

Warwick Davis has announced the death of his wife, Samantha, aged 53.

The Harry Potter actor shared a touching tribute to his 'favourite human' who passed away late last month (24 March).

"Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs," he said.

He went on to describe his late wife, who he tied the knot with back in 1991, as his 'most trusted confidant and an ardent supporter of everything I did in my career'.

"She was a unique character, always seeing the sunny side of life she had a wicked sense of humour and always laughed at my bad jokes," he continued.

Warwick Davis' wife, Sammy, passed away aged 53 last month (24 March).

The couple's children, Harrison and Annabelle, also shared a tribute adding 'her love and happiness carried us through our whole lives'.

"Mum is our best friend and we're honoured to have received a love like hers," they added.

Davis, who played a goblin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, carried on: "With her by my side, I was sure I could achieve anything, it was like having a super-power.

"Without Sammy, there would have been no Tenable quiz show, no Willow series. No Idiot Abroad Series 3.

"She was passionate about helping people, without judgment. She had time for everyone and a genuine listening ear."

Tributes from fans have since flooded in for Sammy with one X user writing: "Lucky enough over the years to meet all of the Davis family... genuinely shocked to hear about Samantha Davis ( wife of Warwick)

"Condolences to all of them. To lose a wife and a mum. Samantha... Godspeed on your next great journey."

Warwick, Samantha and their two children, Harrison and Annabelle.
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A second offered: "This is so sad. Met both Warwick and Samantha Davis, and they both seemed wonderful. Can't imagine the pain he is going through."

And, a final user added: "So so sad and still so young. Thoughts go out to Warwick and the family."

Sammy had achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism.

Like her husband, she was also an actor best known for her roles in Through the Dragon's Eye, ShortFellas and Honky Sausages.

She even had an uncredited role alongside her husband back in 1988 in the fantasy-adventure flick, Willow.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

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