Bradley Welsh Dead: Irvine Welsh Pays Tribute After Trainspotting 2 Actor Is Shot Dead

"Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way."
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Writer Irvine Welsh has paid tribute to his “amazing” friend Bradley Welsh after the Trainspotting 2 actor was shot dead in Edinburgh.

Bradley, who also appeared in an episode of the documentary series Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men, died following an incident in the city’s Chester Street on Wednesday evening.

Police were called to the scene at around 8pm and found a man with serious injuries, who died at the scene. Officers are treating the death as suspicious.

Posting on Twitter this morning, Irvine told fans: “My heart is broken.”

“Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend,” he wrote. “Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way.”

Bradley played gangland figure Mr Doyle in the follow-up to the cult film Trainspotting, which saw the return of Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle.

He was also involved in numerous charity projects in Edinburgh and helped young people stay away from crime with his Holyrood Boxing Gym.

Fraser Walker, chief operating officer of Boxing Scotland, said: “The Boxing Scotland family is extremely shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Bradley.

“He was one of a kind and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Bradley’s family at this extremely difficult time.”

Police closed the street where the incident took place
Police closed the street where the incident took place
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Police are urging anyone with information on Bradley’s death to contact them immediately.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The 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.”

Welsh appeared in Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men in 2008, describing himself as a “born leader” in the episode.

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