SCOTS author Irvine Welsh has led tributes to Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh who has been shot dead in Edinburgh, according to reports.

The actor, who also appeared in an episode of Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men, was reportedly killed in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

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The on-screen star, 42, starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle in T2 Trainspotting, playing gangland figure Mr Doyle.

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He died at the scene, a statement from police added.

He is said to have been friends with Trainspotting author Irvine, who said his heart was broken over the news.

The writer tweeted: “Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken. Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend.

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“Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way.”

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