Bradley Welsh Dies: ‘Trainspotting 2’ Actor & Ex-Boxing Champ Shot Dead At 42

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Bradley Welsh, one of the stars of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting 2 and a former British lightweight boxing champion, was shot dead on a Scotland street Wednesday night, police said. He was 42.

Welsh played crime boss Mr. Doyle in Trainspotting 2. He reportedly was shot in the head following a confrontation in Edinburgh, according to the The Sun.

“His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing,” said authorities, who did not identify Welsh. “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.”

Welsh was active in his community, running the Holyrood gym in Edinburgh as a way to involve kids in boxing and keep them from trouble.

There was no immediate word on survivors.

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