Bradley Welsh, the former boxer who landed the role of a gangster in 2017’s “T2 Trainspotting” has been shot dead near his home in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Newspaper The Scotsman confirmed the shooting death of the 42-year-old Welsh.
The incident took place Wednesday at about 8 p.m. local time, when emergency services said a man was found “seriously injured in the street” who “sadly passed away at the scene,” according to an Edinburgh Police statement posted on the agency’s official Facebook page.
“His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing,” the police stated, asking members of the public to give “relevant information.”
Author Irving Welsh, who wrote books “Trainspotting” was based on, tweeted a farewell to his “amazing and beautiful friend” on Thursday.
“Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way,” he wrote.
Welsh, a former lightweight boxing champ in Britain, used his tough-guy persona to land a role in the sequel to the 1996 drug drama.
In the movie, Welsh plays Doyle, a gangster boss who runs all the illicit saunas in Edinburgh. When Renton (Ewan McGregor) and Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) begin giving him competition, he deals with them in true thug fashion. Doyle and an associate drive Renton and Sick Boy to a secluded location, before having them strip and make their own way back home on foot.
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