Stephen Clinch dies in tribute to Irish actor who starred in Love/Hate

Directors, actors and fans took to social media on Tuesday to offer their condolences after Love/Hate star Stephen Clinch died suddenly at the age of 52.

The tributes piled up after the death of Stephen Clinch
The tributes piled up after the death of Stephen Clinch

Famous Irish actor Stephen Clinch has died unexpectedly at the age of 52.

The star best known for playing the criminal Noely in the hit Irish crime drama Love/Hate was found dead in Dublin on Tuesday and tributes were quickly received by co-stars, writers and fans. his for.

His character’s on-screen feud with drug dealer Fran, played by Peter Coonan, became one of the film’s best storylines.

Clinch – who served in real life for armed robbery – also starred as Bernard in the Darklands crime series.

Among those paying tribute to Clinch was Love/Hate star John Connors.

Stephen Clinch has passed away at the age of 52



On Instagram, he wrote on his story: “One of the funniest and kindest people I have ever known. Loyal as a friend you could ever wish for. Love you Clinchy. Will always miss you. Rip

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family”

Cardboard Gangsters writer and Darklands director, Mark O’Connor, posted several comments on Twitter following the news, starting with: “You made mistakes but you overcame them. An amazing actor amazing, the only one to have starred in all of my movies and the Darklands.”

He continued by saying, “If we were a team then Clinchy is the neck. RIP”, before adding a snap from Between the Canals and writing: “A relaxing moment on the set of Between the Canals.

“Clinchy kept an eye on the policeman who was parked across the street 24/7 to watch us film! He took care of Damo on this set that made him feel comfortable and he helped everyone with the scenes. Their performance is more believable.”

One fan commented on the post: “A Legend in Irish Film and Television.”

Another user commented on Twitter: Sad news to know Mark, great time working with Clinchy… RIP Stephen Clinch, “while a third wrote: ‘Aww he’s a nice gentleman. Rest in peace, Clinchy”, along with a crying face emoji.

Fellow Darklands star Robbie Breen also told Sunday World: “He was a real character on and off the set, may he rest in peace.”

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