Peaky Blinders actor Karl Shiels dies aged 47

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Loss: Peaky Blinders actor Karl Shiels had died aged 47, his agent has confirmed (pictured in 2013)

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Peaky Blinders actor Karl Shiels had died aged 47, his agent has confirmed.

The Dublin-born actor, who performed Ryan within the first collection of the hit BBC present in 2013, died on Sunday. 

He was additionally identified for his 5 years on well-liked Irish cleaning soap Truthful Metropolis, enjoying the character Robbie. 

Tributes have now began to pour in for the actor, who had just lately been noticed ‘on crutches and in a whole lot of ache’. 

Loss: Peaky Blinders actor Karl Shiels had died aged 47, his agent has confirmed (pictured in 2013)

Loss: Peaky Blinders actor Karl Shiels had died aged 47, his agent has confirmed (pictured in 2013)

Shiels’ agent Lisa Richards, launched an announcement to Irish broadcaster RTE, saying: ‘We’re deeply shocked and saddened to be taught of the sudden passing of our consumer and pal Karl Shiels yesterday.

‘Karl was a uniquely gifted particular person, concurrently intense, light-hearted, humorous, sharp witted, outspoken and intensely highly effective as an actor, director and inventive director of the Theatre Upstairs – the place he was such a assist and mentor for younger writers and administrators – and of his personal firm Semper Fi earlier than that.’

She added: ‘Our hearts are damaged however in the present day our ideas are along with his associate Laura and his household, his youngsters, their mom Dearbhla and his many shut buddies, amongst whom we depend ourselves fortunate to have been for therefore a few years.’ 

The Garda Siochana, which is the police power in Dublin advised MailOnline that it ‘didn’t touch upon named people’. 

Hit drama: The actor, who played Ryan in the 2013 series of the hit BBC show, died on Sunday (pictured in Peaky Blinders)

Hit drama: The actor, who played Ryan in the 2013 series of the hit BBC show, died on Sunday (pictured in Peaky Blinders)

Hit drama: The actor, who performed Ryan within the 2013 collection of the hit BBC present, died on Sunday (pictured in Peaky Blinders)

Brigie De Courcy, Govt Producer of Truthful Metropolis additionally paid tribute on Monday, saying: ‘We’re completely devastated and he might be so significantly missed by the whole solid and crew.

‘Our ideas are along with his household at this extremely unhappy time.’

That is whereas one Twitter consumer from the Drogheda space of County Louth stated: ‘Very unhappy to listen to of the passing of Karl shiels. Solely noticed him Friday within the chemist on south round highway. He was on crutches and appeared to be in a whole lot of ache. All the time noticed him round there. Such an incredible actor. Relaxation In Peace #Karlshiels.’ 

Shiels grew to become a daily on Truthful Metropolis in 2014, turning into one of the crucial outstanding characters. He final appeared on tv on Sunday evening within the well-liked present.  

Family: Karl pictured with his partner Laura Honan at the IFTA Gala Television Awards in Dublin in 2016

Family: Karl pictured with his partner Laura Honan at the IFTA Gala Television Awards in Dublin in 2016

Household: Karl pictured along with his associate Laura Honan on the IFTA Gala Tv Awards in Dublin in 2016 

Shiels started his profession as an electrician however modified route within the early nineties when he skilled with the Gaiety Faculty of Performing. 

The gifted actor appeared within the 2005 movie Batman Begins, in addition to TV reveals Foyles Conflict, Medical doctors, Into the Badlands and The Tudors. 

He had a outstanding stage profession, showing in a number of productions in Dublin’s Abbey Theatre together with Magnificence in a Damaged Place, At Swim-Two Birds and The Barbaric Comedies. 

Popular: Shiels became a regular on Fair City in 2014, becoming one of the most prominent characters. He last appeared on Sunday night in the show (pictured with Aisling Eyre)

Popular: Shiels became a regular on Fair City in 2014, becoming one of the most prominent characters. He last appeared on Sunday night in the show (pictured with Aisling Eyre)

Standard: Shiels grew to become a daily on Truthful Metropolis in 2014, turning into one of the crucial outstanding characters. He final appeared on Sunday evening within the present (pictured with Aisling Eyre)

Irish talent: He was also known for his five years on popular Irish show Fair City, playing the character Robbie, pictured in 2004

Irish talent: He was also known for his five years on popular Irish show Fair City, playing the character Robbie, pictured in 2004

Irish expertise: He was additionally identified for his 5 years on well-liked Irish present Truthful Metropolis, enjoying the character Robbie, pictured in 2004

Huge loss: Brigie De Courcy, Excecutive Producer of Fair City also paid tribute on Monday, saying: 'We are absolutely devastated'

Huge loss: Brigie De Courcy, Excecutive Producer of Fair City also paid tribute on Monday, saying: 'We are absolutely devastated'

Big loss: Brigie De Courcy, Excecutive Producer of Truthful Metropolis additionally paid tribute on Monday, saying: ‘We’re completely devastated’

Karl’s colleagues have paid tribute on-line, along with his Truthful Metropolis co-star Eric Lalor writing: ‘Completely surprised and heartbroken to listen to of the demise of Karl Shiels.

‘A massively gifted actor and a extremely nice pal, I’ll miss him a lot. Considering of his beautiful household, could he Relaxation In Peace.’

Dave Kelly, who additionally starred on the cleaning soap, tweeted: ‘Heartbroken on the information. I will miss you making an attempt to make me chortle earlier than a take. You introduced nice expertise and life to the set on a regular basis. For all them little bits of knowledge you shared, thanks. Be good Robbie.’

Actor and comic Tom Moran marked his pal’s demise with a Twitter picture writing: ‘In absolute shock to listen to that Karl Shiels has handed away.

‘Karl was a mentor, supporter, critic and pal and, once you made him chortle, you knew you had been actually onto one thing.

Friends: Karl's colleagues have paid tribute online, including actor Tom Moran who wrote that he was 'in absolute shock'

Friends: Karl's colleagues have paid tribute online, including actor Tom Moran who wrote that he was 'in absolute shock'

Pals: Karl’s colleagues have paid tribute on-line, together with actor Tom Moran who wrote that he was ‘in absolute shock’

Tribute: Dave Kelly, who also starred on Fair City, tweeted: 'Heartbroken at the news. I'll miss you trying to make me laugh before a take

Tribute: Dave Kelly, who also starred on Fair City, tweeted: 'Heartbroken at the news. I'll miss you trying to make me laugh before a take

Tribute: Dave Kelly, who additionally starred on Truthful Metropolis, tweeted: ‘Heartbroken on the information. I will miss you making an attempt to make me chortle earlier than a take

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