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Entertainment Sons of Anarchy actor Alan O'Neill dies at age 47 after years of battling drug and alcohol demons

01:32  08 june  2018
01:32  08 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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O ' Neill , the outlet reported, had past battled drug and alcohol abuse as well as heart problems, and was a cigarette smoker. Gone too soon: Actor Alan O ' Neill of Sons of Anarchy was found dead late Wednesday at age 47 at his girlfriend's apartment building, according to TMZ.

Actor Alan O ' Neill of Sons of Anarchy fame was found dead late Wednesday at age 47 . The body of the Irish entertainer, who played Hugh on the popular program, was O ' Neill , the outlet reported, had past battled drug and alcohol abuse, as well as heart problems, and was a cigarette smoker.

Alan O'Neill posing for the camera: Gone too soon: Actor Alan O'Neill of Sons of Anarchy was found dead late Wednesday at age 47 at his girlfriend's apartment building, according to TMZ© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Gone too soon: Actor Alan O'Neill of Sons of Anarchy was found dead late Wednesday at age 47 at his girlfriend's apartment building, according to TMZ

Actor Alan O'Neill of Sons of Anarchy fame was found dead late Wednesday at age 47.

The body of the Irish entertainer, who played Hugh on the popular program, was found by his girlfriend in her apartment hallway, according to TMZ.

O'Neill, the outlet reported, had past battled drug and alcohol abuse, as well as heart problems, and was a cigarette smoker. Authorities did not suspect foul play in the actor's death, according to the outlet, and and results of an autopsy are pending.

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Alan O ’ Neill has died at the age of 47 . A rep for the Sons of Anarchy actor confirms to PEOPLE He also has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, according to the outlet. His death comes a month after fellow Sons of Anarchy actor David Labrava announced that his 16- year -old son , Tycho Spelis

‘ Sons of Anarchy ’ Actor Alan O ’ Neill Found Dead at 47 . Alan O ’ Neill , who played Hugh on “ Sons of Anarchy ,” had died , his manager Greg Meyer confirmed to Variety. He was 47 . O ’ Neill ’s body was discovered by his girlfriend in the hallway of their Los Angeles apartment on Wednesday night.

He had appeared on the FX series during its sixth and seven seasons.

Other projects he'd worked on in his career, which dated back to the late 90s, included the TV shows such as Fair City and Inspector George Gently. He has a role in a yet-to-be-released horror film titled Charlie Lives: The Family's Return.

According to the casting company Castannettenow, O'Neill also had onstage experience in productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet, King Lear and The Importance of Being Ernest. The late actor was skilled in many fields including horseback riding, swimming, fencing and combat, the casting agent said.

Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis died at 28 in September of 2012 after he fell off the roof of a building in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles after murdering his landlady Catherine Davis moments before.

Authorities ruled the death of Lewis accidental, noting that Lewis (who was also known for dating Katy Perry) was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the deadly course of events.

Kurt Sutter, the creator of the program, took to Twitter following Lewis’ death, calling it 'a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way.'

Sutter said he was not shocked by the course of events, and was 'deeply sorry that [Davis] had to be thrown into [Lewis’] destructive path.'

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