‘Peaky Blinders’ actor died after being sent home from hospital: report

“Peaky Blinders” star Toby Kirkup died last summer after being sent home from the hospital with chest pain, a court in England heard this week.

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Kirkup, who was 48 years old at the time of his death, experienced chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms before being admitted to the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on Aug. 29 and dying alone at his home, the Daily Mail reported.

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The court heard that he was diagnosed with gastritis — defined by the Mayo Clinic as inflammation in his stomach lining — and was sent home, where he suffered cardiac arrest and vomiting.

While a post-mortem report at the time stated that he died of natural causes, his family requested that the coroner examine his body. They also questioned the medical care he received.

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Another hearing is set to take place on Sept. 30.

Kirkup previously struggled with drug and alcohol issues but had a substantial career as a police sergeant in “Peaky Blinders,” which wrapped its final season in May.

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He also appeared on ITV’s “Emmerdale.”

This story first appeared in Page Six. 

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