Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon dies suddenly at the age of 31 while visiting family in California

‘He touched the hearts of many’: Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon dies out of the blue at 31 whereas visiting household in California

  • The display star was visiting his household in California on the time of his demise, as his sister Amy Kelly confirmed the unhappy information
  • Sam died on Tuesday and his household and pals began the JustGiving web page in an effort to boost the £17,000 wanted to get his physique again from the US.
  • The police are investigating the circumstances of Sam’s demise, however his demise just isn’t being handled as suspicious
  • Musician and actor Sam bought his large TV break when he was solid as a horse-drawn carriage driver within the ITV Emmerdale cleaning soap in 2019

Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon has handed away on the age of 31.

The display star was visiting his household in California on the time of his demise, the place his sister Amy Kelly confirmed the unhappy information.

Sam handed away on Tuesday, and his household and pals began the JustGiving web page in an effort to boost the £17,000 wanted to get his physique again from the US.

Sad news: Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon has passed away at the age of 31, and his sister, Amy, confirmed his death in California while visiting family Tuesday this week.

Unhappy information: Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon has handed away on the age of 31, and his sister, Amy, confirmed his demise in California whereas visiting household Tuesday this week.

In response to the Yorkshire Put up, Amy stated: ‘Sam was a whirlwind, a singular character to say the least.

He genuinely cared about others and was a really delicate soul. It’s clear from the tributes we acquired that he touched the hearts of many.”

His good friend Louis Matthews added: “Sam was a ‘actual Duracell rabbit’ with a seemingly infinite provide of vitality and love.

SCREEN BREAK: Musician and actor Sam got his big TV break when he was cast as a horse-drawn carriage driver in the ITV Emmerdale soap in 2019

SCREEN BREAK: Musician and actor Sam bought his large TV break when he was solid as a horse-drawn carriage driver within the ITV Emmerdale cleaning soap in 2019

He delighted audiences together with his allure, wit and fantastic musical talents.

Police are investigating Sam’s demise, however his demise just isn’t being handled as suspicious.

MailOnline contacted a Sam consultant for additional suggestions.

Musician and actor Sam bought his large TV break when he was solid as a horse-drawn carriage driver within the ITV Emmerdale cleaning soap in 2019.

He performed the character Kev and appeared alongside Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) in numerous scenes.

He additionally appeared alongside actor John Thompson in a brief movie known as Speaking with Angels.

Sam has additionally carried out with numerous regional theater teams, together with Gobbledigook Theater and The Northumberland Theater Firm.

Heart: A number of tributes have been posted on the JustGiving page created by the Sam . family

Coronary heart: A variety of tributes have been posted on the JustGiving web page created by the Sam . household

His household goals to boost the £17,000 wanted to convey Sam’s physique again from California to the UK. Over £6,300 has been raised on the time of writing.

A press release on the JustGiving web page stated: “Sam was a real performer, and any further cash raised will likely be donated to a UK charity supporting Youth Theatre, a trigger near Sam’s coronary heart.”

The actor’s tributes flowed via the JustGiving web page, with Olwen Might writing: ‘I’ve directed Sam on two tasks. He was a proficient younger actor who introduced nice pleasure to pals and followers alike. This can be a actually unhappy loss. My ideas are together with his household. very sorry.’

One other wrote: ‘So sorry to listen to about Sam – I went to varsity with him and he was actually the nicest individual. Hope you possibly can convey it dwelling.

One other former colleague wrote: “Relaxation in peace Sam. Such a candy man and so many humorous and fantastic recollections working collectively in Sheffield. Sending like to all your loved ones and pals at this tough time.”

Whereas one other individual stated: “I’m so unhappy to listen to this. I had the glory of assembly Sam on the Fringe Competition, such a charismatic and sort one that would join with everybody. My ideas are with all of you.’

Homecoming: Sam's family aims to raise the £17,000 needed to bring Sam's body back from California to the UK.  Over £6,300 have been raised at the time of writing

Homecoming: Sam’s household goals to boost the £17,000 wanted to convey Sam’s physique again from California to the UK. Over £6,300 have been raised on the time of writing

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