The star of 'Friday Night Dinner' passed away while at home with his family.

Actor Paul Ritter has died at the age of 54 from a brain tumour, according to The Guardian.

His agent confirmed he passed away on Monday. They wrote in a statement: "It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour."

Ritter starred as Martin in six seasons of 'Friday Night Dinner', the outlandish father of the Goodman family. Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, and Tom Rosenthal starred opposite him in the popular Channel 4 sitcom.

The late actor also appeared in minor roles in a number of movies and TV shows over the years. He appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', 'Quantum of Solace', drama series 'Vera' as Dr Billy Cartwright, and 'Chernobyl' as Anatoly Dyatlov.

A number of actors and those in the TV and movie industry have been paying tribute to Paul Ritter on Twitter, including Rob Delaney and Nicola Coughlan.