Jake Abraham, the actor greatest identified for his position in Lock, Inventory and Two Smoking Barrels has died aged 56.
Abraham starred in as Dean in Man Ritchie’s 1998 debut alongside actors Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones.
Born in Toxteth, Liverpool, the 56-year-old actor started his appearing profession within the Eighties at The Everyman Youth Theatre. Abraham labored for practically 4 many years on each theatre and display.
In July, Abraham spoke to the Liverpool Echo after being recognized with most cancers earlier this yr.
He advised the publication that he first visited his physician again in February after feeling unwell. “I used to be working however I wasn’t feeling properly,” he advised the Echo. “I used to be pushing by means of these spells whenever you don’t really feel your self, you haven’t bought the power and there are aches and pains.”
After assessments, the actor advised the Echo he’d been recognized with prostrate most cancers which had unfold. “It’s scary, to be confronted with your individual mortality is probably the most scary factor you’ll ever undergo. To arrange for that and be cognitive mentally, however figuring out that’s what’s coming, it’s powerful.”
The actor later underwent radiotherapy earlier than getting into palliative care.
Tributes to the actor have poured in on social media. Actor David Morrissey wrote in tribute: :”RIP Jake Abraham. Prime bloke and great performer. Gone means too quickly. RIP.”
Shameless actor Tina Malone added: “I’m heartbroken my display and theatre hubby, my mate of fifty years has handed, proficient, humorous, sort, a real Liverpool legend rip my darling Jake Abraham.”
You’ll be able to see extra of the tributes right here:
RIP Jake Abraham. Prime bloke and great performer. Gone means too quickly. RIP
— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) October 1, 2023
God bless Jake (Jake Abraham). My sparkly little Evertonian mate, The proficient boy from Kenny (Kensington). At all times a correct snicker & smile in work & play. Goodnight child xxx 🙏❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/bbCLZsooOd
— Nicky Allt (@NickyAllt) October 1, 2023
So sorry to listen to concerning the passing of @jakeabraham1 he was a daily at our live shows again within the day and was at all times nice firm https://t.co/ozDlxx3Doc
— ✪ THE FARM ✪ (@TheFarm_) October 1, 2023
While you’re rising up in Liverpool particularly #toxteth it may be powerful to stand up! And our man Mr Jake Abraham did simply that! What a gent, nice actor however all spherical improbable fella and can be sadly missed – certainly one of our #Granby boys from the 8 gone 😞
Like to all of the household 💔😞
— Kevin Duala 🇬🇧🇨🇲 (@kevduala) October 1, 2023
I’m heartbroken my display and theatre hubby,my mate of fifty years has handed,proficient,humorous,sort,a real Liverpool legend rip my darling jake Abraham xxx
— Tina Malone (@TinaMalone23) October 1, 2023
Now we have misplaced one of many metropolis’s greats. Our ideas are with Jake Abraham’s family members at this tough time. https://t.co/jvyhE87CzV
— Liverpool Movie Workplace (@FilmLiverpool) October 1, 2023
Abrahams had an extended profession on the stage and display and had appeared within the 1991 Channel 4 collection GBH, in addition to movies Imply Machine and System 51.
He additionally usually appeared in productions on the Royal Court docket in Liverpool and starred in The Scouse Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime till January this yr.
Kevin Fearon, govt director of Royal Court docket theatre, mentioned he was because of seem within the solid this yr and mentioned “we’ll be dedicating the present to him” (through BBC Information).
“Such a loss to us, to his household and to town,” Mr Fearon added.