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15-07-2019, 18:49   #1
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RIP Karl Shiels - Robbie from Fair City

I heard just in the last hour that actor Karl Shiels - best known as the character Robbie in Fair City - has passed away at only 47 years of age.

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https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/t...eath-1.3957113

I am quite upset at this news because I had met Karl a number of times and he was a lovely, down to earth guy.

Rest In Peace Karl.

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15-07-2019, 19:05   #2
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What happened him, he hasn't looked great on FC recently
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15-07-2019, 20:09   #3
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RIP Karl

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RIP to Karl Shiels, it's far too young to go.

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Mod- edited out some personal stuff. Please don't repeat it.
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15-07-2019, 20:34   #6
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Fair City is awful sh*** but he was about the best thing in it. Its very sad, only 47.

The cause of death hasn't been discussed in the media.... <snip>

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Fair City is awful sh*** but he was about the best thing in it. Its very sad, only 47.

The cause of death hasn't been discussed in the media.... <snip>.
No we don't
Is it any of your business?

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Fair City is awful sh*** but he was about the best thing in it. Its very sad, only 47.

The cause of death hasn't been discussed in the media.... <snip>.
Jayus would you cut it out.

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Sad news to hear today. Loved Karl as Robbie in Fair City. Very sad for his children and family. May Karl Rest In Peace.
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15-07-2019, 21:04   #10
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Sad news. Always thought he was good in fair city.
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15-07-2019, 21:06   #11
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No we don't
Is it any of your business?
I think if the media is going to run a story about a seemingly well know Irish actor dying at 47 it's only natural to wonder if he died of natural causes or what. And what's wrong with raising the issue of suicide anyway? Surely it's better to discuss it rather than sweep it under the carpet.
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its just a year ago that another fair city actor, Alan O'Neill, died at 47 aswell
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its just a year ago that another fair city actor, Alan O'Neill, died at 47 aswell
Really?..no way..he tried to start on me one night because I called him a cnnt in kind of passing (totally not meaning anything by it)..two minutes later he's ready to bate the head off me..

But yeah, pity about Robbie..he did look like he wasn't well there for a while..

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He did great work with Theatre Upstairs. A play he directed is currently running in Bewleys at lunchtime and is well worth a watch.

Clearly someone who was well liked and well respected for the work they did.

https://twitter.com/lennyabrahamson/...179035649?s=20

https://twitter.com/BigBoyler/status...848911363?s=20

https://twitter.com/fmacconghail/sta...987314184?s=20
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Fair City is awful sh*** but he was about the best thing in it. Its very sad, only 47.

The cause of death hasn't been discussed in the media.... I think we have to read between the lines there.
I hope his family doesn't get to read this
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