Irish actors died in 2012

Here are 2 famous actors from Republic of Ireland died in 2012:

Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch (February 12, 1940 Brooklyn-June 19, 2012 Yucca Valley) also known as Richard Hugh Lynch or Richard H. Lynch was an Irish actor, soldier and musician. His child is called Christopher Lynch.

Lynch was born in Brooklyn, New York City, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. He studied at The Catholic University of America and also served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. After his military service, Lynch returned to the United States and began his acting career in 1973.

Lynch became well-known for his villainous roles in films such as "The Sword and the Sorcerer" and "The Seven-Ups". He also appeared in popular TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Battlestar Galactica".

In addition to acting, Lynch was a talented musician who played the saxophone and the flute. He even released his own album, "The Highest Mountain", in 1983.

Lynch passed away in 2012 at the age of 72 from a heart attack while staying at his home in Yucca Valley, California. He was survived by his son Christopher Lynch.

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David Kelly

David Kelly (July 11, 1929 Dublin-February 12, 2012 Goatstown) also known as Dave Kelly, David Blake Kelly or Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh was an Irish actor and painter. He had two children, David Kelly Jr. and Miriam Kelly.

Kelly started acting in his early twenties and had an extensive career in theater, film, and television. He gained international recognition for his role as Grandpa Joe in the 2005 film adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Other notable film roles include "Waking Ned Devine," "Into the West," and "Stardust."

In addition to his acting career, Kelly was also an accomplished painter. He studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and began exhibiting his work in the 1960s. His paintings often depicted Irish landscapes and he held several solo exhibitions throughout his career.

Kelly was well-respected in the Irish acting community and received several awards for his contributions to the industry, including the Irish Film and Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 82.

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