Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh dies aged 42
Bradley Welsh, best known for his role in Trainspotting 2, has died at the age of 42.
Welsh, who also appeared in an episode of Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men, was shot dead last night (April 17th) in an incident in Edinburgh's Chester Street.
A police spokesman told the BBC of the incident: "Police in Edinburgh received a report of a disturbance in Chester Street at around 8pm on Wednesday 17th April. On arrival of emergency services a man was found seriously injured and sadly passed away at the scene."
They continued: "His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing. 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."
Welsh played the role of Mr Doyle in Trainspotting 2, a gangland kingpin. He was also a former British ABA Lightweight boxing champion and involved in a series of charity projects in Edinburgh.
Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh has already paid tribute to Welsh, posting the following:
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. 💚 pic.twitter.com/3duKqBxvxO— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) April 18, 2019