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Warwick Davis’ children assure fans their dad is ok after the actor sparks concern on social media

Warwick and Samantha Davis

Warwick Davis’ children have assured fans their dad is ok, after the actor uploaded a concerning post on social media following the death of his wife.

The Star Wars and Harry Potter actor announced the death of Samantha Davis last week, who passed away on March 24th.

Both parents were diagnosed with dwarfism at an early age, a condition which runs through their family.

Warwick told his 662,000 X followers on Sunday: “I’m done here, signing off,” with a broken heart emoji.

The message sparked concern with a string of replies asking if the actor was struggling with his mental health.

His children, Annabelle and Harrison, addressed the wave of concern an hour later by posting a new message on social media.

They said: “Thank you everyone for looking out for our Dad, he is taking some time away from social media. He apologises if his last message caused anyone concern. We appreciate all of your love and support, Annabelle and Harrison x.”

Samantha Davis made an appearance with her husband in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and co-founded the couple’s charity Little People UK.

Warwick announced her death last week in a statement saying: “My wife and soul-mate, best friend. Devoted mother, My favourite human. My most trusted confidant and an ardent supporter of everything I did in my career, has passed.

“The most open, warm person I have ever known. 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.”

He added: “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. (It was her suggestion that Ricky Gervais send me off with Karl) — I think she wanted me out of the house for a few weeks!”

Their children said in a statement: “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.”

Little People UK said in a statement last week: “It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Sammy Davis. Sammy was the co-founder and long time chairperson of Little People UK, her passion for supporting members of the community was unmatched and we endeavour to continue her legacy for a long time to come.

“Not only was Sammy a passionate advocate for the community, she was a friend to many, with a listening ear at any time and an endless positive spirit. We know this is going to be a huge loss to everyone and we want you to know we will be here to support.”

[ When Warwick Davis was 11 years old, his grandmother heard a radio appeal for people under four feet tall to appear in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). ]

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