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TRIBUTES have been paid to an actor from Emmerdale who died suddenly while staying with his family in the United States.
Sam Gannon, 31, was traveling through California when he tragically passed away on Tuesday.
The actor’s death is being investigated by the police, but is not being treated as suspicious.
His sister Amy Kelly, 34, said: “Sam was a whirlwind, unique character to say the least.
“He really cared about others and he was a very sensitive soul. It’s clear from the tributes we’ve received that he touched the hearts of so many.”
Friend Lewis Matthews added: “Sam was a ‘real life Duracell bunny’ with a seemingly endless supply of energy and love.
He delighted audiences with his charm, wit and wonderful musical skills.”
Sam played horse-drawn carriage driver Kev in Emmerdale in 2019.
He starred on screen alongside Emma Atkins, who plays Charity Dingle.
Sam, from Brayton, North Yorks, also had a role in the short film Talking with Angels with Cold Feet star John Thomson.
Amy has now launched a JustGiving page to raise money to bring Sam back to the UK.
She said any additional funds donated would go to a UK charity that supports youth theatre.
The mother added: “Acting and theater were a cause close to Sam’s heart.”
Sam leaves behind his mother Angie, brothers Jason and Jordan, his partner and “the love of his life” Zoe, his nieces Matilda and Bethany, and his nephews Louis and Evan.