Alan O’Neill, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor, dies at 47

Alan O’Neill, an actor best known for his work on “Sons of Anarchy,” has died. He was 47.

He was found unconscious at his girlfriend’s apartment in Toluca Lake, California, on Wednesday, his rep told People.

“It’s with sadness I confirm the passing of Alan O’Neill, a brilliant funny and kind human being,” agent Annette Walsh said. “My thoughts are with his partner, children, family and friends at this time. I’ll personally miss knowing Alan isn’t sharing the planet with us any longer, despite the miles between L.A. and Dublin. Alan was only ever a phone call away. May he rest in peace.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 5: Alan O'Neill attends Wendy Benge's Launch of Film Studio Bullet Studios on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Wireimage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 5: Alan O'Neill attends Wendy Benge's Launch of Film Studio Bullet Studios on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/Wireimage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 11: Actor Alan O'Neill attends Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 3' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 11: Actor Alan O'Neill arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Alan O'Neill attends TheWrap.com annual Pre-Oscar party at Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Los Angeles on February 26, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Actor Alan O'Neill attends the premiere of Open Road Films' 'A Haunted House 2' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Actor Alan O'Neill arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sabotage' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on March 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 06: Actor Alan O'Neill attends the premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' 'Need For Speed' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Actor Alan O'Neill arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Robocop' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on February 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Alan O'Neill arrive to the US-Ireland Alliance pre-Academy Awards gala at Bad Robot on February 21, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Anna Donovan/FilmMagic)
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The Irish actor had a history of heart problems and was a heavy smoker, TMZ reported.

O’Neill played Hugh on Seasons 6 and 7 of “Sons of Anarchy.” His other roles include on “Inspector George Gently” and “Fair City.’

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