Toby Kirkup dead latest – Emmerdale and Peaky Blinders star, 48, dies just HOURS after being discharged from hospital

AN ACTOR who played roles in Peaky Blinders and Emmerdale died alone just hours after being sent home from hospital, an inquest has heard.

Toby Kirkup, 48, was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on August 29 after he had been experiencing chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

Doctors diagnosed him with gastritis and he was sent home back to Titanic Mills in Slaithwaite.

But later that afternoon his condition worsened, with him beginning to vomit before he eventually suffered a cardiac arrest, Bradford Coroner’s Court heard.

A post mortem established that his death was a result of natural causes – but his family have had concerns about his treatment.

Read our Tony Kirkup blog for the latest updates on his death…

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    TRIBUTES FROM OLD UNI FRIENDS

    Following the death of Peaky Blinders star Toby Kirkup, tributes flooded in. According to Yorkshire Live a former university friend described the late actor as a "real character".

    They said: “RIP Toby, you were a real character at uni & often made lectures much more interesting, sorry it ended this way.”

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    TOBY KIRKUP CAREER

    He had studied drama at the University of Huddersfield and worked as a writer, stagehand, TV presenter and actor.

    He played the part of a police officer in BBC’s Peaky Blinders, as well as featuring in Emmerdale and Channel 4's The Mill.

    He also was a big fan of Shakepearean roles and most recently took part in productions of Richard III and Henry V for the Manchester-based Ragged School Drama.

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    TOBY KIRKUP WAS ‘EASY TO TALK TO’ SAYS FRIENDS AND FAMILY

    Paying tribute to the actor, friends and family described him as “always lovely to speak to”.

    Another said he was “always pleasant, polite and friendly”. 

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    WHO WAS TOBY KIRKUP?

    Toby Kirkup was an actor, writer and TV presenter.

    He appeared in shows such as Peaky Blinders and Emmerdale.

    He died at the age of 48 on August 29, 2020.

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    FAMILY HAS CONCERNS

    Toby Kirkup, 48, was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on August 29 after he had been experiencing chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

    Doctors diagnosed him with gastritis and he was sent home back to Titanic Mills in Slaithwaite.

    But later that afternoon his condition worsened, with him beginning to vomit before he eventually suffered a cardiac arrest, Bradford Coroner’s Court heard.

    A post mortem established that his death was a result of natural causes – but his family have had concerns about his treatment.

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    THEATRE PAST

    Friends and family have been paying tribute to Toby as “always pleasant, polite and friendly” and “always lovely to speak to”, reports Yorkshire Live.

    He had studied drama at the University of Huddersfield and worked as a writer, stagehand, TV presenter and actor.

    He played the part of a police officer in BBC’s Peaky Blinders, as well as featuring in Emmerdale and Channel 4’s The Mill.

    He also was a big fan of Shakepearean roles and most recently took part in productions of Richard III and Henry V for the Manchester-based Ragged School Drama.

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    PICTURED: PEAKY BLINDERS STAR TONY KIRKUP

    Tony Kirkup died aged 48 on August 29, 2020Credit: Facebook
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    PEAKY BLINDERS AND EMMERDALE STAR TOBY KIRKUP DIED ALONE SHORTLY AFTER BEING SENT HOME FROM HOSPITAL

    AN ACTOR who played roles in Peaky Blinders and Emmerdale died alone just hours after being sent home from hospital, an inquest has heard.

    Toby Kirkup, 48, was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on August 29 after he had been experiencing chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

    Read more here.

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    OBITURARY FOR TOBY KIRKUP IS PUBLISHED

    It read: “On the 29th August 2020 Toby died suddenly at home in Huddersfield aged 48.

    “Beloved son of Philip and Pamela younger brother of Dominic and Sammy. Much loved father to Isabella and dear friend to many.

    “Private service at Church of St Thomas, Thurstonland on Monday 21st of September followed by private committal at Huddersfield Crematorium.

    “Family flowers only please. Donation in lieu of ACA UK. All enquires to Highfield Funeral Service Tel 01484 428243.”

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    TOBY HAD BATTLED ISSUES WITH DRUGS AND ALCOHOL SAID CORONERS OFFICER

    Coroners officer Catherine Toner told assistant coroner, Katy Dickinson, that he had been dealing with drug and alcohol issues although family have expressed concerns about his treatment and requested a coroner examine his death.  

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    WHO WAS TOBY KIRKUP?

    Toby Kirkup was an actor, writer and TV presenter.

    He appeared in shows such as Peaky Blinders and Emmerdale.

    He died at the age of 48 on August 29, 2020.

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    ILL HEALTH

    Coroners officer Catherine Toner told assistant coroner, Katy Dickinson, that Kirkup had been dealing with drug and alcohol issues.

    The hearing has been adjourned until September 30.

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    WHO DID HE PLAY IN PEAKY BLINDERS?

    Toby played the part of a police officer in BBC’s Peaky Blinders.

    He appeared in the show back in 2015.

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    TOBY KIRKUP WAS 'EASY TO TALK TO' SAYS FRIENDS AND FAMILY

    Paying tribute to the actor, friends and family described him as "always lovely to speak to".

    Another said he was "always pleasant, polite and friendly". 

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    WHAT EVENTS LED UP TO TOBY KIRKDALE'S DEATH?

    The 48-year-old, whose acting credits include Emmerdale and the hit BBC series Peaky Blinders, died at home after attending Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on 29 August 2020.

    Yorkshire Live reports that Kirkup sought medical advice after suffering from chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

    After being diagnosed with gastritis, he was discharged and returned to his home in Slaithwaite.

    His condition then deteriorated and he began vomiting before suffering a cardiac arrest. A post mortem established his death was the result of natural causes.

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    TOBY KIRKUP'S LAST INSTAGRAM POST

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    A post shared by Toby Kirkup (@tobias.kirkup)

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    WHAT WAS TOBY KIRKUP'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Kirkup was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on August 29 after he had been experiencing chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

    He was diagnosed with gastritis and he was sent home back to Titanic Mills in Slaithwaite.

    However, later on the afternoon his condition worsened.

    He began to vomit before he eventually suffered a cardiac arrest, Bradford Coroner’s Court heard.

    Coroners officer Catherine Toner told assistant coroner, Katy Dickinson, that Kirkup had been dealing with drug and alcohol issues.

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    OBITURARY FOR TOBY KIRKUP IS PUBLISHED

    It read: "On the 29th August 2020 Toby died suddenly at home in Huddersfield aged 48.

    "Beloved son of Philip and Pamela younger brother of Dominic and Sammy. Much loved father to Isabella and dear friend to many.

    "Private service at Church of St Thomas, Thurstonland on Monday 21st of September followed by private committal at Huddersfield Crematorium.

    "Family flowers only please. Donation in lieu of ACA UK. All enquires to Highfield Funeral Service Tel 01484 428243."

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    IS TOBY KIRKUP MARRIED?

    It is not known whether Kirkup was married.

    However, friends and family described him as 'always lovely to speak to', according to Yorkshire Live. 

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    TOBY HAD BATTLED ISSUES WITHDRUGS AND ALCOHOL SAID CORONERS OFFICER

    Coroners officer Catherine Toner told assistant coroner, Katy Dickinson, that he had been dealing with drug and alcohol issues although family have expressed concerns about his treatment and requested a coroner examine his death.  

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    PICTURED: PEAKY BLINDERS ACTOR TOBY KIRKUP

    Peaky Blinders and Emmerdale actor Toby died alone shortly after being sent home from hospitalCredit: Facebook
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    WHAT THEATRE ROLES HAD TOBY KIRKUP HELD?

    The actor was also was a big fan of Shakepearean roles.

    He took part in productions of Richard III and Henry V for the Manchester-based Ragged School Drama.

    Kirkup studied drama at the University of Huddersfield had hopes of starting a masters degree in creative writing at Leeds University.  

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    WHAT HAPPENED TO TOBY KIRKUP?

    Toby Kirkup, 48, was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on August 29 after he had been experiencing chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

    Doctors diagnosed him with gastritis and he was sent home back to Titanic Mills in Slaithwaite.

    But later that afternoon his condition worsened, with him beginning to vomit before he eventually suffered a cardiac arrest, Bradford Coroner’s Court heard.

    A post mortem established that his death was a result of natural causes – but his family have had concerns about his treatment.

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    WHAT OTHER SHOWS HAS TONY KIRKUP APPEARED IN?

    Kirkup also featured in Emmerdale and also played James Scotsan in Channel 4's The Mill.

    Kirkup also had a role in the BBC production of Testament Of Youth.

    As well as acting, Toby also worked as a writer, stagehand and TV presenter.

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    WHAT WAS TOBY KIRKUP'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Kirkup was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on August 29 after he had been experiencing chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.

    He was diagnosed with gastritis and he was sent home back to Titanic Mills in Slaithwaite.

    However, later on the afternoon his condition worsened.

    He began to vomit before he eventually suffered a cardiac arrest, Bradford Coroner’s Court heard.

    Coroners officer Catherine Toner told assistant coroner, Katy Dickinson, that Kirkup had been dealing with drug and alcohol issues.

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