Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon died suddenly at the age of 31 while visiting family in California
Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon has died at the age of 31.
The screen star was visiting family in California at the time of his death, with his sister Amy Kelly confirming the sad news.
Sam passed away on Tuesday and his family and friends have started a JustGiving page to raise the £17,000 needed to bring his body back from the US.
Sad news: Emmerdale actor Sam Gannon has died at the age of 31
according to someone said yorkshire post: ‘Sam was a whirlwind, a unique character to say the least.
‘He really cared about others and had a very sensitive soul. It is clear from the tribute we have received that he touched the hearts of so many people.
His friend Louise Matthews said: ‘Sam was a “real life Duracell bunny”, with an endless supply of energy and love.
‘He delighted the audience with his charm, wit and his amazing musical abilities.’