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Adrian Schiller useless at 60: The Last Kingdom actor dies ‘out of the blue’

British actor Adrian Schiller has died ‘out of the blue and unexpectedly,’ aged 60.

The star was greatest recognized for his roles in The Last Kingdom and three sequence of ITV drama Victoria, during which he performed Cornelius Penge, a member of the royal family.

News of his dying got here from his agent Scott Marshall Partners on Thursday, with an announcement studying: ‘He has died far too quickly, and we, his household and shut associates are devastated by the loss.

‘His dying was sudden and sudden and no additional particulars round its trigger are but accessible.

‘A prodigiously gifted actor, he had simply returned from Sydney, the place he had been showing in The Lehman Trilogy and was trying ahead to persevering with the worldwide tour in San Francisco.’

Schilling leaves behind his companion Milena and younger son Gabriel. 

British actor Adrian Schiller has died 'suddenly and unexpectedly,' aged 60 (pictured in 2016)

British actor Adrian Schiller has died ‘out of the blue and unexpectedly,’ aged 60 (pictured in 2016)

The star was best known for his roles in The Last Kingdom and three series of ITV drama Victoria, in which he played Cornelius Penge, a member of the royal household

The star was greatest recognized for his roles in The Last Kingdom and three sequence of ITV drama Victoria, during which he performed Cornelius Penge, a member of the royal family

The actor’s sister Ginny additionally confirmed the information in a message posted on Schiller’s Twitter account, writing that they have been targeted on supporting Schiller’s companion and son: 

‘Dear all. This is Ginny. I’m so sorry to allow you to all know that our beloved brother Adrian died out of the blue at residence yesterday.’

‘He had so many very pricey associates – sorry to these of you who’re studying about this right here. We will say extra about funeral and/or memorial plans in the end.’

‘For now, we’re taking issues one step at a time, supporting Milena and Gabriel as greatest we will and attempting to get our heads across the unimaginable. Please do not ship flowers but when anybody needs to make a gesture, we shall be organising Trust for Gabriel and there is a hyperlink beneath.’ 

In 2018 Schiller joined the third season of the historic drama sequence The Last Kingdom, enjoying the antagonistic ruler Aethelhelm.

The TV star had additionally made appearances in Doctor Who and starred alongside Harry Potter actress Emma Watson within the Disney live-action model of Beauty and the Beast in 2017.

Earlier this yr, Adrian appeared in episodes of the thriller sequence Death in Paradise.

His different TV credit embody Prime Suspect, in 1992 and 1993, Ghosts, the next yr and the TV film RKO 281 in 1999.

In the noughties Schiller appeared in notable British dramas together with The Musketeers, The Devil’s Whore, A Touch of Frost, My Family, Judge John Deed and Silent Witness.

The actor's sister Ginny also confirmed the news in a message posted on Schiller's Twitter account, writing that they were focused on supporting Schiller's partner and son

The actor’s sister Ginny additionally confirmed the information in a message posted on Schiller’s Twitter account, writing that they have been targeted on supporting Schiller’s companion and son

Adrian's X account shared a 2021 photo of the actor with his young son Gabriel as they asked for donations to a trust set up in his son's name

Adrian’s X account shared a 2021 picture of the actor along with his younger son Gabriel as they requested for donations to a belief arrange in his son’s identify 

Just prior to his death, Adrian had been starring in an international tour of three-hour play The Lehman Trilogy (pictured in February 2024 in the role)

Just previous to his dying, Adrian had been starring in a world tour of three-hour play The Lehman Trilogy (pictured in February 2024 within the position)

In 2018 Schiller joined the third season of the historical drama series The Last Kingdom, playing Aethelhelm

In 2018 Schiller joined the third season of the historic drama sequence The Last Kingdom, enjoying Aethelhelm

His final credited position earlier than he died in an episode of BBC detective sequence Father Brown during which he performed a prison Drake Underwood in an episode, titled The Father, The Son.

He was additionally recognized for his stage work, and final yr was solid in The White Factory at Marylebone Theatre.

Just previous to his dying, Adrian had been starring in a world tour of three-hour play The Lehman Trilogy.

The official X account for The Lehman Trilogy shared: ‘We are deeply saddened and shocked to have misplaced our firm member and buddy, Adrian Schiller.’

The TV star had also made appearances in Doctor Who and starred alongside Harry Potter actress Emma Watson in the Disney live-action version of Beauty and the Beast

The TV star had additionally made appearances in Doctor Who and starred alongside Harry Potter actress Emma Watson within the Disney live-action model of Beauty and the Beast

‘Adrian performed Henry Lehman within the worldwide manufacturing of The Lehman Trilogy. He was a extremely revered and much-loved a part of the corporate.’

Rufus Norris, Director of National Theatre, mentioned: ‘We are deeply saddened and shocked to have misplaced our firm member and buddy, Adrian Schiller. Adrian was an exquisite actor, and the National Theatre had the pleasure of working with him all through the breadth of his profession.

‘His latest efficiency as Henry Lehman within the Australian premiere of The Lehman Trilogy was very good and his presence inside the firm shall be vastly missed.’

‘Our ideas are along with his family and friends presently.’ 

Friends and colleagues of the actor posted messages on X with one writing: ‘oh god, dreadful, dreadful information about Adrian Schiller. Brilliant actor. I was his dresser on the RSC and he was beautiful and so humorous. Heartfelt condolences to all his household and his associates. xx’