Glenroe actor Emmet Bergin has passed away

Emmet Bergin Pic: RTÉ

Glenroe actor Emmet Bergin who was best known for his role as Dick Moran in the popular 1980s RTÉ series Glenroe has passed away.

The late soap star passed away suddenly last Friday, March 15, surrounded by his loved one.

Emmet was one of only four actors to stay with the Glenroe soap series from its first screening in September 1983 to its final episode in May 2001.

He is survived by his wife Sarah and their two children, Gavan and Tara.

His daughter shared a statement to RTÉ, saying: “Sadly, dad died on Friday morning [15th March] at home. It was unexpected.”

Emmet Bergin Pic: RTÉ

She explained that he had recently been informed of a “possible heart issue” after he was discharged from a short hospital stay.

“We thought and hoped he would be okay. We were all at home when it happened – my mum Sarah, my brother Gavan, and me. He was such an important presence in our lives. He will be greatly missed.”

His brother, actor Patrick Bergin, posted an emotional post on Facebook: “Sharing the sad passing of our brother Emmet who was an inspiration and a great man. Love you Emmet. RIP.”

Emmet also starred in Excalibur in 1981 and the RTÉ thriller The Burke Enigma. He also appeared in the drama The Clinic. He played the former Sunday Independent editor Aengus Fanning in the 2003 biopic about journalist Veronica Guerin opposite Cate Blanchett.

Rest in peace, Emmet.


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