Star Wars Actor Warwick Davis Pays Tribute To Late Wife And 'Most Trusted Confidant' Samantha

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Star Wars and Harry Potter star Warwick Davis has paid tribute to his "most trusted confidant" and wife Samantha Davis who died aged 53.

The pair met on the set the set of George Lucas' film Willow in 1988, before marrying three years later, and going on to have two children. Warwick starred as Willow Ufgood in the 1988 original film, before reprising his role for the 2022 sequel. 

They also co-founded the dwarfism charity Little People UK, helping people with dwarfism and their families.

“Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs,” Davis said in a statement shared to the BBC. “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”. 

Their children Annabelle and Harrison also paid tribute to their late mother.

“Her love and happiness carried us through our whole lives”, they said. “Mum is our best friend and we’re honoured to have received a love like hers”. 

Warwick Davis also played Professor Flitwick and the goblin Griphook in all eight films of the franchise. His daughter Annabelle appears to have followed in her parents' footsteps, having recently starred in British soap Hollyoaks. 

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