Harry Potter star Warwick Davis’ wife Samantha dies aged 53

Zach MargoliusThe West Australian
Warwick Davis' wife Samantha has passed away aged 53.
Camera IconWarwick Davis' wife Samantha has passed away aged 53. Credit: Warwick Davis

The wife of Harry Potter star Warwick Davis has died aged 53.

Samantha Davis, an actor herself, met her husband through the filming of the 1988 film Willow.

Paying tribute to his late wife, Davis said in a statement to the BBC he missed his “favourite human” following her March 24 death.

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

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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.”

Samantha and Warwick Davis
Camera IconSamantha and Warwick Davis Credit: BANG - Entertainment News

The couple’s two children, Harrison and Annabelle, said “her love and happiness carried us through our whole lives”.

Samantha featured briefly in the magical British film franchise, appearing alongside her husband in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Davis said: “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.”

Warwick and Samantha Davis met on the set of 1988 film Willow.
Camera IconWarwick and Samantha Davis met on the set of 1988 film Willow. Credit: Warwick Davis

Disney, producer of the Willow series, echoed Davis’ sentiment, saying she was a “beloved member of the UK film and TV community” and their “thoughts are with the Davis family during this difficult time”.

Davis said her mobility had become impaired in recent years but she was “determined that it would not impact her quality of life”.

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