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Actor McKenna Dies

Actor McKenna Dies

Irish actor T.P. McKenna has died at the age of 81.

The star, full name Thomas Patrick McKenna, passed away on Sunday after a long illness.

McKenna had a long and varied career, which began on the stage in Dublin's renowned Abbey Theatre, where he undertook more than 70 roles.

He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre Company, and starred in a number of British TV dramas including The Avengers, Doctor Who, The Saint and The Sweeney.

McKenna worked with A-listers including Dustin Hoffman and Gregory Peck, and racked up film credits with roles in Ulysses, Straw Dogs and A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man.

McKenna, who will be laid to rest in his hometown of Mullah, is survived by four sons and a daughter.