AceShowbiz - Bradley Weish has fallen victim to gun violence. The 41-year-old actor, who rose to fame thanks to his role in "T2: Trainspotting", was shot in the head following a disturbance on an Edinburgh street around 8 P.M. local time, according to report. He passed away at the scene.
Local authorities confirmed his death in a statement, without identifying him as the victim. "On arrival of emergency services, a man was found seriously injured in the street and sadly passed at the scene. His 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," so the statement read.
According to a source knowledgeable of the situation, Weish's family members "immediately raced to the scene after failing to reach him on his mobile phone. They were frantic with worry." The source added, "A police family liason officer arrived on scene to help comfort them. The paramedics were there but he died lying in the street, he didn't even make it alive to hospital."
Weish was well-known for his role in "T2: Trainspotting", in which he starred as a gangland boss who owned several seedy saunas around Edinburgh. He was also a former British ABA Lightweight boxing champion and was featured on "Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men" TV show. In addition to that, he ran the Holyrood Boxing Gym in the suburb of Craigmillar.
The gym apparently helped him land the "T2: Trainspotting" role. In an interview, he said that he got cast in the movie after "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh and director Danny Boyle turned up at his gym. "I told Danny he could film in my gym which he said would be 'perfect.' Then they said they've got a scene for me and Danny asked, 'Will you try out for a part?' " he said.