‘Rob Roy’ Actor Brian McCardie Dies ‘Suddenly’ at 59

Celebrated Scottish actor Brian McCardie has reportedly died “suddenly,” his family has revealed.

McCardie “passed away suddenly at home on Sunday” at just 59 years old, a statement from his family revealed.

The death of the famous actor, best known for starring alongside Liam Neeson in “Rob Roy” and his role in “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” was confirmed by his sister, Sarah, in a statement posted on X.

In the post, Sarah McCardie wrote:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian James McCardie (59), beloved son, brother, uncle and dear friend to so many,” she wrote.

“Brian passed away suddenly at home on Sunday 28th April.

“A wonderful and passionate actor on stage and screen, Brian loved his work and touched many lives, and is gone much too soon,” she said.

Sarah continued to pay tribute to her brother in her heartwarming message.

“We love him and will miss him greatly; please remember Brian in your thoughts,” she asked of his fans.

Sarah added that “funeral arrangements will be announced in the days ahead.

“As a family, we would ask for privacy at this time.”

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The actor’s “sudden death” was also confirmed by his UK agent.

In a post on X, United Agents said:

“We are shocked and so deeply saddened by the tragic news of Brian McCardie’s sudden death.

“He was an actor of such great talent who we were lucky to represent, and our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

In the early part of his career, McCardie appeared on the popular BBC soap opera “EastEnders.”

His diverse portfolio included playing the role of a gang lord who became a police informant named Tommy Hunter in the first two seasons of the critically acclaimed “Line of Duty,” from 2012 to 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He appeared in several British series, including “Time, Crime”, “The Tower” and “Domina,” as well as the miniseries, “Rebellion.”

His catalog also included roles in “Shameless,” “Outlander,” and the upcoming “Outlander” prequel, “Blood of My Blood,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He also starred in “The Damned United,” as well as “200 Cigarettes,” “Low Winter Sun,” “Filth,” “Ghosts,” and “Damaged,” to name a few.

The circumstances surrounding his sudden death are not yet clear.

No cause of death has been revealed.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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