Samantha Davis Dies: Actor Wife Of Warwick Davis, Co-Founder Of Little People UK Charity Was 53

Samantha Davis Dies: Actor Wife Of Warwick Davis, Co-Founder Of Little People UK Charity Was 53

Samantha Davis, the wife of Willow star Warwick Davis who appeared alongside her husband in various films and co-founded with him the charity Little People UK for the dwarfism community, died March 24. She was 53.

Her death was announced by Warwick Davis in a statement to BBC yesterday. No cause of death was listed, but her husband said she had been in declining health in recent years. The couple and their children live near Peterborough, England.

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Disney, the network the Willow series was on, said Samantha Davis was “a beloved member of the UK film and TV community”, adding, “Our thoughts are with the Davis family during this difficult time.”

In his statement, Warwick Davis said, “My wife and soulmate, best friend. Devoted mother, My favorite 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 humor and always laughed at my bad jokes.”

The couple’s children, Harrison and Annabelle, said that “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.”

Samantha and Warwick met on the set of 1988’s Willow (she had an uncredited role as a villager), and the couple married several years later. Her other acting credits include roles in her husband’s films Leprechaun 2 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and the TV series Through the Dragon’s Eye and Honky Sausages.

In 1995, Samantha and Warwick Davis founded Willow Management, a talent company for short actors, and in 2012 they founded Little People UK, a charitable resource for the dwarfism community.


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