Warwick Davis' wife Samantha tragically dies aged 53

Warwick Davis and Samantha Davies
Warwick Davis and Samantha Davies -Credit:Getty Images

Warwick Davis' wife Samantha has died aged 53. The Harry Potter star has since paid tribute to his 'favourite human', who died on March 24.

Samantha Davis, who was the founder of dwarfism charity Little People UK, met Warwick on the set of the film Willow in 1988 before marrying three years later.

"Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs," Mr Davis said in a statement, according to reports in the BBC.

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"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," the statement added.

The actor described his wife, ‘Sammy’, as his ‘most trusted confidant and an ardent supporter of everything I did in my career’.

Davis, who played a goblin in Harry Potter, was also co-founder of the dwarfism charity Little People UK, had also featured in her husband’s film Willow back in 1988.

Warwick first found fame through George Lucas's Star Wars, in which he played several characters, including Wicket the Ewok.

The couple share daughter actress Annabelle Davis, 27, who starred in the CBBC show The Dumping Ground and also starred in Hollyoaks.