BREAKING: Peaky Blinders actor Karl Shiels dead aged 47

Peaky Blinders and Fair City actor Karl Sheils had died ages 47, his agent has confirmed. 

Karl Sheils, who played Ryan in 2013 has sadly passed away. 

The actor was also known for his time on Fair City, playing the character Robbie. 

He passed away suddenly yesterday, and his agent, Lisa Richards, has since released a statement.

She told RTE, an Irish news broadcaster: “We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our client and friend Karl Sheils yesterday.

“Karl was a uniquely talented inidivual, simultaneously intense, light hearted, funny, sharp wited, 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 and directors – and of his own company Semper Fi before that.”

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

Karl joined the cast of Fair City in 2014, shortly after his debut on Peaky Blinders.

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