Here are 2 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died at 54:
John Paul Getty III (November 4, 1956 Minneapolis-February 5, 2011 Wormsley Park) also known as Paul Getty, Jean Paul Getty III, Paul Getty Jr., Jean Paul Getty, J. Paul Getty III or Paul Guetty jnr was an Irish actor. He had one child, Balthazar Getty.
However, Getty III was primarily known for being the grandson of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who was considered one of the wealthiest people in the world during his time. Getty III gained notoriety in 1973 when he was kidnapped in Rome at the age of 16 by a group of criminals who demanded a ransom of $17 million ($100 million today) from his grandfather. Despite the elder Getty's immense wealth, he initially refused to pay the ransom, which resulted in Getty III being held captive for several months during which his captors mutilated him. Eventually, Getty III was released after his grandfather paid a reduced ransom of $2.2 million. The incident inspired the 2017 film "All the Money in the World". Getty III struggled with drug addiction and health issues for much of his life and was left partially paralyzed and blind after a stroke in the 1980s. He lived the remainder of his life in seclusion and died in 2011 at the age of 54.
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Jack MacGowran (October 13, 1918 Dublin-January 31, 1973 New York City) also known as John Joseph MacGowran, John Joseph "Jack" MacGowran, Jack MacGowan or Jack McGowran was an Irish actor. His child is called Tara MacGowran.
He died caused by influenza.
MacGowran was best known for his roles in several films directed by legendary filmmaker, Samuel Beckett, including "Endgame" and "Waiting for Godot." He also acted in films such as "Tom Jones," "The Exorcist," and "The Fearless Vampire Killers." MacGowran was highly regarded for his portrayal of eccentric and character roles, as well as for his work in the theater. He was also a close friend and collaborator with actor Peter O'Toole. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, MacGowran was an accomplished painter and writer.
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