'Extras' actor Gerard Kelly dies at 51

Friday October 29, 2010

Scottish actor Gerard Kelly has passed away following a brain aneurysm earlier in the week.

The 51-year-old collapsed in his London home on Tuesday and was admitted to hospital. Despite being placed in intensive care, he died on Thursday.

Gerard rose to fame in the BBC Scotland comedy City Lights. Following that he appeared in EastEnders and Brookside as well as other TV and film parts, and was most recently in Extras alongside Ricky Gervais.

A statement has been released by his family: "Gerard will be deeply missed by his friends and family and indeed his huge fan base across his beloved Scotland and further afield.

"He was a private and gentle man and his family and friends would appreciate privacy during this sad and difficult time."

Photo: © Rex

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