“T2 Trainspotting” actor Bradley Welsh was shot and killed Wednesday on a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, the officials said.
“T2 Trainspotting” actor Bradley Welsh, was shot dead Wednesday in the capital of Scotland, the officials said.
Welsh, who played the role of Doyle, a gangland figure in the sequel to “Trainspotting”, was shot in the west end of Edinburgh. A press spokesman for Police Scotland told Fox News Welsh was 48.
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The Edinburgh Police Division said officers were called to the incident following a report of a disturbance. When medical officials arrived, they found a man “severely injured in the street and unfortunately died at the scene. The police said that they are treating the man’s death as “suspicious” and are investigating. Anyone with information was asked to contact the police. The police have the name of the man shot.
A number of media, including The Scotsman and the BBC, confirmed the actor’s death. Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting,” a tribute to the fallen actor. The two men are not related.
A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday 18 April 2019.
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“Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken,” he tweeted. “Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. Thanks for making me a better person and help me to see the world in a kinder and wiser.”
Welsh there next to Ewan McGregor in the sequel. He also appeared on Bravo’s “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men” in 2009. Welsh had no prior acting experience before appearing in “T2″ Trainspotting.” Welsh was reportedly a lightweight boxing champion.