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Emmerdale's Sam Gannon dies suddenly aged 31 while travelling abroad

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Emmerdale star Sam Gannon has tragically died at the age of just 31.The talented actor, who was best known for playing Kev in the long running ITV soap was staying with family in California when he passed away.

Confirming the devastating news, Sam’s sister Amy Kelly said: "Sam was a whirlwind, a unique character to say the least." "He genuinely cared for others and was a very sensitive soul.

It is clear from the tributes we have received that he touched the hearts of so many.’’ Close pal 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 his wonderful musical abilities." While the actor’s death is currently being investigated by police, it is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

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