October 30, 2010 02:51:10 GMT
Admitted to West Middlesex University Hospital, west London on Tuesday, October 26, Gerard Kelly passed away two days later.
Scottish actor Gerard Kelly has died. He was 51. The star, who appeared in Ricky Gervais' hit show "Extras", passed away on Thursday, October 28 after suffering a brain aneurysm. Kelly was admitted to West Middlesex University Hospital, west London on Tuesday, October 26 after a friend found him collapsed at his home in the British capital. He died two days later.
The actor enjoyed a long career on the small screen in his native Britain, appearing in soap operas such as EastEnders and Brookside, as well as other shows including City Lights, Rab C Nesbitt and Extras.
A statement from his family reads, "Gerard will be deeply missed by his friends and family and indeed his huge fan base across his beloved Scotland and further afield. He was a private and gentle man and his family and friends would appreciate privacy during this sad and difficult time."