Here are 2 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 2008:
Ronnie Drew (September 16, 1934 Dún Laoghaire-August 16, 2008 Dublin) also known as Joseph Ronald Drew or The Dubliners was an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and guitarist. His children are called Phelim Drew and Cliodhna Drew.
Ronnie Drew was best known as the founder and lead vocalist of the popular Irish band, The Dubliners. With his powerful and distinctive voice, Drew helped popularize traditional Irish folk music both in Ireland and abroad. He wrote a number of songs during his career, many of which have become classics in the Irish folk music canon. In addition to his music, Drew also made several appearances on stage and screen as an actor, including in the film "The Commitments" and the RTE series "The Irish R.M." Despite battling cancer in his later years, Drew continued to perform and record music until shortly before his death in 2008.
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Peter Caffrey (April 18, 1949 Dublin-January 1, 2008 Manchester) a.k.a. Peter Desmond Caffrey, Peter Caffery or Peter Caffey was an Irish actor.
Caffrey started his acting career in the 1970s and went on to appear in numerous films, television shows, and theater productions. He was best known for his role as Padraig O'Kelly in the RTE series "Fair City," a role he played for over 20 years. He also appeared in many Irish films, such as "The Courier," "Black Day at Black Rock," and "The Irish R.M." In addition to his acting career, Caffrey was a skilled musician and played the accordion, guitar, and harmonica. Caffrey passed away on January 1, 2008, in Manchester, England, at the age of 58, after a battle with lung cancer.
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