Fair City star Karl Shiels has passed away aged 47

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Fair City actor Karl Shiels has sadly passed away, aged just 47.

The actor, best known for his role as Robbie Quinn on the popular RTE soap died suddenly – with the sad news being confimred by his agent Lisa Richard

“We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our client and friend Karl Shiels, yesterday,” the statement reads.

“Karl was a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, light hearted, funny, sharp witted, outspoken and intensely powerful as an actor, director and artistic director of the Theatre Upstairs – where he was such a support and mentor for young writers, actors and directors – and of his own company Semper Fi before that.

“Our hearts are broken but today our thoughts are with his partner Laura and his family, his children and their mother Dearbhla and his many close friends among whom we count ourselves lucky to have been for so many years.”

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.


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