Irish actors died in 2002

Here are 5 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 2002:

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan (April 16, 1918 Ahmednagar-February 27, 2002 Rye) also known as Terence Alan Milligan, Terence Alan Patrick Sean Milligan, Spike Milligans, Spike Milligan CBE, Spike Milligan KBE, Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan or Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE was an Irish actor, screenwriter, comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and soldier. He had six children, James Milligan, Jane Milligan, Laura Milligan, Seán Milligan, Silé Harrower and Romany Milligan.

Milligan was best known for his work as a comedian and writer, particularly as a member of the highly influential British comedy group, The Goon Show. He was also a prolific author, writing numerous books of poetry, fiction, and memoirs. Milligan was born in India, but moved to England as a child and later served in the British Army during World War II, where he suffered a nervous breakdown and was eventually discharged. After the war, he began his career in entertainment, quickly gaining a reputation as a subversive and irreverent comic. Milligan was also an active campaigner for various causes, including nuclear disarmament and animal rights. He was awarded a CBE in 1992 and a knighthood in 2000 for his services to entertainment.

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Richard Harris

Richard Harris (October 1, 1930 Limerick-October 25, 2002 University College Hospital) a.k.a. Richard St John Harris, Richard St. John Harris, Richard Kharris or Harris was an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, film director, film producer and screenwriter. He had three children, Jared Harris, Damian Harris and Jamie Harris.

Harris was known for his deep, booming voice and stage presence. He began his career in the theater and went on to star in numerous films, including "This Sporting Life," "Camelot," and the Harry Potter series. In addition to his acting work, Harris recorded several albums, including "A Tramp Shining" and "The Yard Went On Forever." He also directed and produced several films, including "Bloomfield" and "The Hooligan Factory." Harris was nominated for multiple awards throughout his career, including an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in "This Sporting Life." He was also a devoted rugby fan and supporter of the Irish national team. Harris passed away in 2002 at the age of 72.

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Glenn Quinn

Glenn Quinn (May 28, 1970 Dublin-December 3, 2002 North Hollywood) also known as Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor.

He was best known for his role as Mark Healy in the popular American sitcom "Roseanne". Quinn began his acting career in the early 1990s, making appearances in various TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Covington Cross". He also landed a recurring role in the TV series "Angel" as the character Doyle.

Aside from his TV work, Quinn appeared in several films such as "Campfire Tales" and "At Any Cost". He was known for his charming personality and infectious smile, which made him a favorite among his co-stars and fans alike. However, he struggled with addiction throughout his life and tragically passed away at the young age of 32 due to an accidental drug overdose.

Despite his untimely passing, Glenn Quinn left a lasting impression on Hollywood and will always be remembered for his talent and his contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Dermot Walsh

Dermot Walsh (September 10, 1924 Dublin-June 26, 2002 Royal Tunbridge Wells) also known as James P. Dermot Walsh was an Irish actor. He had three children, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Michael Walsh and Olivia Walsh.

Dermot Walsh had a prolific acting career, appearing in over 70 films and television shows. He started acting in the late 1940s and became a leading man in British films in the 1950s. Some of his notable film roles include "The Blue Lamp" (1950), "Blackout" (1950), and "The Golden Disc" (1958). He also starred in the television series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1957-1959) as Prince John.

In addition to his acting work, Walsh was also a talented musician and painter. He played several instruments, including the piano and accordion, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also exhibited his paintings in London and Dublin.

Despite his success in acting, Walsh was known for keeping a low profile and maintaining a private personal life. He passed away in 2002 at the age of 77.

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Richard Aherne

Richard Aherne (March 19, 1911 Dublin-June 8, 2002 Los Angeles) also known as Richard Vincent Aherne, Richard Nugent or Richard Nugent-Aherne was an Irish actor.

He began his career on stage in London before transitioning to film, appearing in over 30 films throughout his career. Aherne was known for his dashing good looks and leading man roles, often playing opposite Hollywood starlets such as Marlene Dietrich, Merle Oberon, and Claudette Colbert. His most prominent role was in the 1939 film "Juarez" where he played the romantic lead opposite Bette Davis. Aherne married twice, first to actress Valerie Hobson and later to actress Joan Fontaine. He also served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Aherne continued acting in small roles until his retirement in the 1970s.

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