Actor Toby Kirkup is dead but the issue is far from over. The 48-year-old died this summer but there are now questions in the air on whether he was properly diagnosed and sent home on Aug. 29.

According to reports, the “Peaky Blinders” actor went to the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary that day to seek treatment. He was complaining about chest pain and a tingling sensation in his arms before he was admitted last August.

He was initially diagnosed with gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining. He was eventually sent home but Kirkup’s condition hardly improved. He died of cardiac arrest and vomiting.

In the post-mortem report, it was stated that Kirkup had died of natural causes. However, his family wanted the coroner to examine his body and also questioned the kind of medical care that the 48-year-old received at the time.

A hearing on Kirkup’s case is set to take place on Sept. 30 according to Yorkshire Live.

It would be best to note that Kirkup had a history of drug and alcohol issues according to coroner officer Catherine Toner. She gave this statement to assistant coroner Katy Dickinson at the hearing.

Kirkup portrayed the role of a police sergeant on “Peaky Blinders.” The series filmed its sixth and last season in May. Filming started in January but was forced to stop in March due to the pandemic.

Aside from “Peaky Blinders,” Kirkup also appeared on the ITV soap opera “Emmerdale.” He also took on several Shakespearean roles in theater as well as appearing on Channel 4’s “The Mill.”

He studied drama at the University of Huddersfield and worked as a writer, stagehand, TV presenter and actor. He was also a keen skier.

When he died, there were tributes given to the late actor. Some said he was always lovely to talk to while others say he was always pleasant, polite and friendly.

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