T2 Trainspotting Actor Bradley Welsh Is Dead At 42, And Now There’s An Investigation

Bradley Welsh in T2 Trainspotting

Bradley Welsh, an actor, trainer and former boxer most known internationally for his work in T2 Trainspotting, has died at 42. Welsh was allegedly found by an Edinburgh emergency services division after allegedly being shot on April 17th. The actor later died of his injuries and an investigation is underway.

Reports on the scene indicate that Bradley Welsh had been shot (possibly in the head) following some sort of incident on Chester Street in Edinburgh Scotland at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Police have not confirmed his death came from a shooting, but other outlets are also reporting it was a shot that killed the actor and boxer. Armed police were allegedly on the scene for hours after Welsh's death.

According to police in Edinburgh, the death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway. The direct comment given on Facebook was as follows:

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.

So details are still scarce regarding what series of events led to Welsh’s untimely passing.

In T2 Trainspotting, Welsh had played a character named Doyle, a businessman owning a rival brothel who catches wind of a scheme coming from the main characters’ and bullies them into walking home from the country to Edinburgh in the buff. T2 Trainspotting also starred Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller.

Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh has already responded about Bradley Welsh’s death, sending his condolences to his friend.

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Bradley and Irvine Welsh are not related.

The boxer also owned a gym, Holyrood Boxing Gym, and per Variety was involved in charities that helped keep kids from getting into trouble on the streets. Welsh was also once the champion of the Amateur Boxing Association of England.

He’s a fairly well-known figure in his area, and many have commented on social media about Bradley Welsh’s passing.

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We’ll update as more details come to light, but in the meantime, our thoughts go out to Welsh’s family and friends at this time.

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