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'T2 Trainspotting' actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 April 2019, 04:22 PM
Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland (Photo: Twitter)
Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland (Photo: Twitter)

Bradley Welsh, best known for his role IN Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed "T2 Trainspotting", has been shot dead near his house in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday. According to BBC, the 42-year-old actor and former boxing champion was killed near his home. Variety reports that the Edinburgh Police Division reported an incident on Chester Street in Edinburgh’s West End neighborhood around 8 p.m. local time where according to the Edinburgh Police Facebook’s post found Welsh seriously injured in the street later passed way at the scene.

Welsh played Mr Doyle in Boyle's 2017 black comedy that also featured Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller. He has also appeared in TV series "Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men."

Irvine Welsh, the author of the "Trainspotting" novel on which the original 1996 film was based, condoled the actor's death on Twitter.

"Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken. Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way," he wrote.

The police is treating Welsh's death as "suspicious" and they are continuing with their investigation.

"Officers will continue to provide a high-visibility presence in the area to engage with the public, offer reassurance and gather information that can assist with this investigation.

"Anyone who believes they have any relevant information should contact police immediately," a spokesperson of the police said.

Police are treating the death as suspicious and are asking witnesses to contact them with any relevant information.

First Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 04:22 PM
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