Fair City Actor Karl Shiels Dies Suddenly
Actor Karl Shiels has died.
The 47-year-old who starred as Robbie Quinn in the long-running soap has passed away suddenly.
His death comes as another blow to the cast and fans of the show as Tom Jordan, who played Charlie Kelly in the soap also died on June 29th.
Shiels' agent Lisa Richard said, "Karl was a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, light hearted, funny, sharp witted, outspoke and intensely powerful as an actor, director and artistic director of the Theatre Upstairs - where he was such a support and mentor for young writers, actors and directors - and of his own company Semper Fi before that.
"Our hearts are broken but today our thoughts are with his partner Laura and his family, his children and their mother Dearbhla and his many close friends among whom we count ourselves lucky to have been for so many years."
Karl was a highly respected actor and made appearances in many TV shows and films including Batman Begins, Peaky Blinders, Veronica Guerin, Intermission, The Clinic and Capital Letters for which he was nominated for an IFTA for Best Actor in 2004.
More from Entertainment
Brit Awards to host in-person ceremony with first indoor live acts after more than a year
The organisers of the Brit Awards have said the show will have an audience of 4,000 as part of the government's research into how live events might work after the pandemic.
5 spots to grab a coffee in Cork this week
With restrictions eased these are some best coffee spots to get you caffeine fix this week.
5 beaches to visit in Cork
Now that the 5 km restrictions have been lifted, check out these beautiful beaches that are right on your doorstep !
5 must do activities for when restrictions ease on the 26th of April
From April 26th we'll see some of Corks great outdoor places welcome people back.
WATCH: Sky release teaser of documentary on Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Sky have released a teaser for their documentary on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
WATCH: Couple get engaged on West Cork Cliff after the ring is delivered by a drone
Niall Duffy of West Cork Photos captured the moment for Blue and Maria when he piloted his drone above the edge of a cliff outside Allihies on The Wild Atlantic Way.