Tributes were paid to the actor Paul Bhattacharjee tonight, with many from the theatre world taking to Twitter to express their sadness.
Director Jamie Lloyd wrote:
Very sad to hear about the death of Paul Bhattacharjee. He was a very fine actor. My thoughts are with his family.
Muzz Khan, who appeared in Much Ado About Nothing alongside the late actor, said:
Paul Bhattacharjee's disappearance took us all by surprise. His death has crushed us. He was a pioneer and legend. I hope he's found peace.
Playwright Duncan Gates wrote:
'“When you depart from me sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave.” RIP Paul Bhattacharjee.
More top news
Rain will spread eastwards across southern areas tonight. Clear and frosty in the north.
Political leaders will go head-to-head at ITV's studios in MediaCityUK in Salford, ITV has confirmed, as the set for the event is unveiled.
More than 100 people claiming to represent working people across Britain have signed a letter backing Labour in the general election.