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Tributes have been paid to an Emmerdale actor who died suddenly in the US while staying with his family.
Sam Gannon, 31, tragically passed away on Tuesday while traveling in California.
Police are investigating the actor’s death but are not treating it as suspicious.
His sister Amy Kelly, 34, said: “Sam is a whirlwind of unique characters, to say the least.
“He really cared about people and he was a very sensitive person. It was clear from the tributes we received that he touched a lot of people’s hearts.”
Friend Lewis Matthews added: “Sam is a ‘real life Duracell rabbit’ who seems to have a steady stream of energy and love.
He delighted audiences with his charisma, wit and wonderful musical skills. “
Sam played the carriage driver Kev in Emmerdale in 2019.
He appeared on screen with Emma Atkins who played Charity Dingle.
Sam, from Breton, North Yorkshire, also played a role in the short film Talking to the Angels with Cold Feet star John Thomson.
Amy has now launched a JustGiving page to raise funds to bring Sam back to the UK.
Any extra money donated will go to UK charities that support youth theatre, she said.
The mother added: “Acting and theatre are what Sam cares about most.”
Sam left 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.