T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland; Irvine Welsh pays tribute

Press Trust of India

Apr 18, 2019 16:32:41 IST

Bradley Welsh, best known for starring in filmmaker Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting, has been shot dead near his house in Edinburgh, Scotland.

According to BBC, the 42-year-old actor and former boxing champion was killed near his home in the West End of the city on 17 April.

The police said they found a man with serious injuries on Chester Street who died on the spot.

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.

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.

Updated Date: Apr 18, 2019 16:32:41 IST

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