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23rd Feb 2016

The Commitments Star Johnny Murphy Has Passed Away

He was best known for playing Joey 'The Lips' Fagan

Ellen Tannam

Johnny Murphy, who starred in iconic Irish films such as; The Commitments, Into The West, and Angela’s Ashes has passed away.

His most memorable role was Joey ‘The Lips’ Fagan in the screen adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s classic, The Commitments and he was also an accomplished theatre actor.

His co-stars in the film, musicians Glen Hansard and Maria Doyle Kennedy have paid tribute to him on Twitter today:

The great Johnny Murphy, (Joey the Lips Fagan) passed yesterday.. A beautiful man, and a true gent.Bless you Johnny

— Glen Hansard (@Glen_Hansard) February 23, 2016

Johnny Murphy#gentleman

— Maria Doyle Kennedy (@mariadkennedy) February 23, 2016

Lead Image via Twitter/@djleejit