Paul’s daughter Sophie Jayne Grant confirmed the news to Sky News and said, “I’m heartbroken. “No girl deserves to have their father removed. He was so well-liked and well-known. He left way too soon.”
The publication claims that on March 16, after collapsing in a London train station, Paul was determined to be brain dead. His death was later confirmed on March 20.
An incident at St. Pancras station on Euston Road was the subject of a police response, a London Ambulance Service spokesperson told Sky News. On March 19, Paul’s family decided to switch off his life support system while he was being taken to the hospital.
“I’m devastated,” Sophie told The Sun. “My dad was a legend in so many ways. He always brought a smile and laughter to everyone’s face. He would do anything for anyone.”
On the big screen, Paul played an Ewok in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi before starring alongside David Bowie in the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth.
He also earned the role of a goblin in the 2001 movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
After his death, those closest to Paul praised him for the love he shared with family and close friends.
“Paul was the love of my life,” his girlfriend Maria Dwyer told The Sun. “The funniest man I know. He made my life complete. Life is never going to be the same without him.”
Paul’s daughter Sophie added, “My dad, I love you so much. Sleep tight.”