The world has lost another star—Alan O'Neill.
TMZ broke the news yesterday on June 6 that Son of Anarchy’s actor, Alan O’Neill passed away at the age of 47.
The Irish born actor played Hugh on the American drama series. Prior to Son of Anarchy, Alan starred in the Irish TV show Fair City for six years. He was most famous for his performance on season sixth and seventh season of the show. But, O’Neill’s career actually started back in the 90s. In 1997, he made his acting debut in the TV movie Ballyseedy as Captain Jim Clarke, O’Neill soon was cast in 2001 mini-series Rebel Heart.
He also went on to star as Tony—the psychotic ex-boyfriend, in 2002's Strangers in the Night, and Paddy in 2007’s 32A and Robert in 2009’s Moore Street Masala. In the same year, he also took part in the U.K. crime drama Inspector George Gently. The actor made his appearance on Undercovers in 2010. In 2012, he was cast in Shadow Dancer and short film Invisible. His most recent credits include the Captain in 2016’s Urge, starring Pierce Brosnan. He also has an announced role as Pepper in the upcoming horror film Charlie Lives: The Family’s Return.
Law enforcement of Los Angeles told TMZ reporters that Alan’s body was found by his girlfriend at their home in LA on Wednesday night. An autopsy is being conducted at the moment to figure out the cause of his death. It has been known that Alan had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. His girlfriend also mentioned that her boyfriend was a heavy smoker, and he had heart problems.
This heartbreaking news came about a month after another star of Son of Anarchy, David Labrava, announced the suicide of his 16-year-old son. Labrava shared to the world that he would never have imagined that he’d have to announce his son’s death, especially at such a young age. The star also added: “Communicate with your loved ones, there might not be any signs. Cherish them. I am broken."