Warwick Davis on This Morning and his wife Samantha smiling in ED composite

Warwick Davis announces his wife Samantha has died aged 53 as he pays tribute to his ‘favourite human’

Their final picture together has also been revealed

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Warwick Davis has announced that his beloved wife, Samantha, has died at the age of 53.

The Tenable and Star Wars star, 54, shared the heartbreaking news in a statement, calling Samantha his “favourite human”.

Warwick and Samantha – founder of dwarfism charity Little People UK – had met back in 1988 on set of the film Willow. They married in 1991 and have two children.

Warwick Davis and his wife Samantha at the ITV Palooza
TV star Warwick Davis has sadly announced the death of his wife, Samantha (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Warwick Davis’ statement on death of wife

In a statement, Warwick said Samantha died on March 24. He added: “Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs.

“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.”

Warwick also said that Samantha was his “most trusted confidant and an ardent supporter of everything I did in my career”.

Warwick Davis with his wife Samantha and children at film premiere
Warwick and Samantha have two children (Credit: SplashNews.com)

The couple’s two children, Annabelle and Harrison, also paid tribute to their mum. A statement from them read: “Her love and happiness carried us through our whole lives.

Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs.

“Mum is our best friend and we’re honoured to have received a love like hers.”

Warwick Davis and wife’s final photo

Back in October 2023, Warwick had shared the couple’s last picture together as they enjoyed a date night. It showed Warwick and Samantha smiling as they took a selfie.

Alongside the picture on Instagram, Warwick wrote: “Out for a long overdue date-night with my beautiful wife, @SammyDDavis. She felt a bit overdressed for McDonald’s.”

Fans have taken to X to send their condolences to Warwick and his family. One person said: “I’m so sorry for your loss Warwick. My condolences and best wishes to you and your family.”

Another wrote: “So very sorry Warwick and family, to hear of your loss.”

Someone else added: “Sending all my love to you and your family. So very sad for your loss.”

Read more: Warwick Davis on heartbreak of losing two children: ‘It was a tough time’

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)

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