Sam Gannon portrayed a character in Emmerdale. Actor passes away at age 31; tributes flow in

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Sam Gannon portrayed a character in Emmerdale. Actor dies aged 31; Honors flow in

31-year-old British actor Sam Gannon recently passed away unexpectedly. According to sources, he reportedly died on August 2 while visiting family in California.

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Although his mother, Angela Gannon, said he had been suffering from a heart problem since birth, which had worsened in recent months, the cause of his death is currently unknown.

Gannon’s family started a crowdsourcing website to raise money so they could bring their son back to Yorkshire, UK. The site has raised £7,600 so far and aims to raise £17,000.

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Sam Gannon is set in Emmerdale

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What role did Sam Gannon play in Emmerdale?

Emma Atkins, who played Charity Dingle, and Sam Gannon, who played a horse-drawn coachman, starred in the same scenes. The actor played Kev in two episodes of the ITV soap opera in 2019.

On October 16, 1972, Kevin Laffan’s Emmerdale made his television debut. The 33-season television series was filmed at Leeds Studios in Littondale alongside Arncliffe. Every ITV region receives the show.

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The series was due to end in three months, but eventually more episodes were commissioned and, with a new production team at the helm, there were more dramatic stories and more episodes than in the late 1980s. After a while, the show gained popularity and was considered a major British soap opera.

Information about Sam Gannon

Sam Gannon was an actor best known for his role on the Emmerdale soap series. He was born in 1991, but his exact date of birth is unknown.

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Aside from his work on Emmerdale, he was known for his roles in Babes with Blades, Inside Fear, The Break Ups, Tales of Bacon, Percy Barleycorn, Talking with Angels, Boy Friday, and other films. Guy Howe was his agent at WGM Atlantic Talent.

He began his career as a stage actor, touring with the Gobbledigook Theater and the Northumberland Theater Company. In addition to his work as an actor, he was a trained pianist, guitarist and bassist and spent ten years teaching music.

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He was not of Wikipedia age, so his educational history and professional career are completely unknown.

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