T2 Trainspotting star and former boxer Bradley Welsh is dead following a shooting near his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 42.
The incident took place at about 8 p.m. U.K. time on Wednesday. Welsh was found “seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene,” according to a statement by the Edinburgh Police Division on Facebook.
“His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing,” the statement continued. “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.”
It added, “Anyone who believes they have any relevant information should contact police immediately.”
Welsh appeared as the kingpin Doyle in Danny Boyle’s 2017 sequel to his classic 1996 film Trainspotting. It was his first professional acting role.
In a 2017 interview with The Sun, he spoke about his “criminal past as a young football hooligan” and how he changed his life around.
“I then went to prison for extortion and firearms and all that stuff,” he said at the time. “But for the last 20 years, I’ve run boxing gyms and organized big charity events in Edinburgh.”
Remembering Bradley Welsh as a man who was passionate about what he believed in and his community.
I remember how he turned my actors in the play ’A Cock And Bull Story’ into believeable boxers in just two sessions. Hard to believe this should happen here in Edinburgh. pic.twitter.com/9Hy6EmCqIM
— Líam Rudden (@LiamRudden) April 17, 2019
Welsh also ran charity projects for young adults in the city to help them stay fit and out of trouble through his Holyrood Boxing Gym, according to Edinburgh Live.
Edinburgh Evening News editor Liam Rudden honored Welsh on Twitter writing, “Remembering Bradley Welsh as a man who was passionate about what he believed in and his community.”
Devastating news about Brad Welsh tonight, a huge character in Scottish amateur boxing and the Hibernian support and someone who contributed a great deal to society through his charitable work and boxing gym. RIP
— Ryan Macready (@RyanMacready) April 17, 2019
You to me are treasure, you to me are dear. Our coach, our motivator but most importantly our friend, Brad Welsh. pic.twitter.com/mU1gUPhBnQ
— Leigh Mac (@LeighMac89) April 17, 2019
He added, “I remember how he turned my actors in the play ’A Cock And Bull Story’ into believeable boxers in just two sessions. Hard to believe this should happen here in Edinburgh.”
Lawyer Ryan Macready also paid his respects writing, “Devastating news about Brad Welsh tonight, a huge character in Scottish amateur boxing and the Hibernian support and someone who contributed a great deal to society through his charitable work and boxing gym. RIP.”
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