Bayswater’s former co-star and co-showrunner David O’Brien says his star has also suffered a brain injury, which has been confirmed by a post-mortem examination.
The actor, who played the role of a bayswoman in the ABC series, had suffered a stroke at the age of 66.
RTE News understands the actor’s wife, Michelle, died in a car crash earlier this year.
He was also the co-host of the radio series The Morning Show and a presenter of the Saturday morning talk show, Good Morning Ireland.
The show has been described by presenter Matt Breen as one of Ireland’s most popular radio shows.
His wife, who had been diagnosed at the time of the accident, was also found dead in a home in Baysport in County Donegal.
The show has also featured the likes of Alan Davies, James McGrath, Gerry Fitzgerald and former IRA leader Martin McGuinness.
O’Connor said: “We were all in shock.
“Michelle had just finished filming her last episode of the show, which is one of her favourite parts of the day. “
She’s a fantastic showgirl, a very funny character.””
Michelle had just finished filming her last episode of the show, which is one of her favourite parts of the day.
She’s a fantastic showgirl, a very funny character.”
It was a really hard time for all of us, but we’re all very lucky that Michelle is still here and healthy.
“The news came a day after the show’s presenter, Rory Gallagher, died.
He was 54.
In a statement on the show Gallagher said: “Michelle was a very talented actor, a real legend of Irish comedy.
She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I know her family are deeply saddened by her passing.
“I was devastated to hear about Michelle’s passing but her life will live on through the show and through the memories of her many fans.”
Michelle will be greatly missed by all of the writers and the team.
“Mr Gallagher said he was a proud actor, writer, actor and producer.