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People we lost in 2019

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 74: Andrea Irvine , Eileen Walsh and Karl Shiels perform in the Abbey Theatre's production 'Terminus' at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. (Photo by robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Images)

Karl Shiels (1972 – July 14, 2019)

The Dublin-born actor, best known for starring as Robbie Quinn in the soap opera "Fair City" (2014-19) and as Ryan in the series "Peaky Blinders" in 2013, died in his sleep. He was 47. His agent Lisa Richards confirmed the news. "We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our client and friend Karl Shiels... 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," she said in a statement. Shiels was also known for his role in films and TV series such as "Batman Begins" (2005), "Foyle's War" (2013) and "Into the Badlands" (2017).
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