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Warwick Davis’ last photo with wife Samantha Davis before her death

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Warwick Davis’ last photo with wife Samantha Davis before her death

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Warwick Davis and wife Samantha Davis’ last photo was shared on Instagram (Picture: Instagram)

Warwick Davis’ final picture with his Harry Potter actress wife Samantha Davis was taken on a date night five months before her death.

The Star Wars actor announced on Wednesday that Davis had died on March 24 at the age of 53.

Warwick shared his last photo with Davis on Instagram in October and said it was taken before a romantic meal.

In the picture, both Warwick and Davis are looking straight at the camera and are beaming from ear to ear.

He captioned it: ‘A long overdue date night with my beautiful wife. She felt a bit overdressed for McDonald’s! 😂😍.’

The couple’s fans have paid tribute to Davis in the comments section.

Warwick said Davis’ death had left a ‘huge hole’ in their family’s lives (Picture: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Instagram account Shanco_llins wrote: ‘Rip to your beautiful wife childhood sweethearts so sorry for your loss.’

Andybrown.Insta said: ‘Condolences to you and your family❤️.’

‘Sorry for your loss,’ Macy.is.running added.

In the statement announcing Davis’ death shared with the BBC, Warwick said: ‘Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs.’

Warwick and Davis shared a son and a daughter together (Picture: PA)

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

‘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 two children together, Annabelle and Harrison, also paid tribute to their mother, saying: ‘Her love and happiness carried us through our whole lives.

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

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Warwick and Davis were married for three decades (Picture: News Group/REX/Shutterstock)

Davis, who played a goblin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was also co-founder of dwarfism charity Little People UK, had also featured in her husband’s cult favourite film Willow in 1988.

Warwick had been acting since he was a child, finding fame through Star Wars, in which he played several characters, including, most famously, Wicket the Ewok.

She appeared in an uncredited role as a Nelwyn villager alongside her father, Peter Burroughs.

The couple met on the set of the movie, with Burroughs later forming a business partnership with his son-in-law after they founded a talent agency together in 1995.

Davis also acted and appeared in films including Harry Potter (Picture: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Willow Management specialises in representing actors under five feet as well as performers over seven feet tall.

‘With her by my side, I was sure I could achieve anything, it was like having a super-power,’ the Professor Flitwick actor continued.

‘Without Sammy, there would have been no Tenable quiz show, no Willow series. No Idiot Abroad Series 3.’

Davis and her 54-year-old husband share daughter actress Annabelle Davis, 27, who starred in the CBBC show The Dumping Ground as Sasha Bellman, and in Hollyoaks as Lacey Lloyd until earlier this year.

Their eldest son Lloyd had died at nine days old, after inheriting both spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita from his father and achondroplasia from his mother, a combination of different types of dwarfism which is fatal.

Warwick and Davis also founded a charity together (Picture: Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage)

SED is a rare genetic condition that results in short stature and skeletal anomalies, while Davis’ achondroplasia is a genetic condition that can slow down the growth of bone in the cartilage of the growth plate.

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Talking about his first son’s death to People in 2022, Warwick shared: ‘I think it brings you closer together, or something like that, but it’s an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone, it’s devastating.

‘You do learn to live with it, eventually, over time, you’re able to better understand why it happened and can come to terms with it a bit more, but you never get over it.

‘I think the losses shaped our family dynamic, we love Annabelle and Harrison all that more because they’re here with us.’

The couple tragically lost another baby boy to miscarriage at 20 weeks, several years later, who they named George.

In 2012 Davis and Warwick co-founded Little People UK to help individuals with dwarfism and their families.

Alongside her charity work, Davis’ other acting credits include 1989 BBC educational series Through the Dragon’s Eye, Honky Sausages and ShortFellas.

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