'Sons of Anarchy' star Alan O'Neill died from accidental fall after heavy drinking: Coroner's office

Actor Alan O'Neill was found to have died from alcohol overconsumption and possible head trauma after a fall in his girlfriend's apartment

'Sons of Anarchy' star Alan O'Neill died from accidental fall after heavy drinking: Coroner's office

Actor Alan O'Neill, best-known for his role in FX's 'Sons of Anarchy,' was tragically found dead at his California residence on June 6. He was just 47 years old and the cause of death was not immediately revealed. On Friday, LA County Coroner Office spokesman said that O'Neill died of sequelae of chronic ethanol (alcohol) overconsumption, reports People.

He was also found to have blunt force head trauma and coronary artery atherosclerosis. It was concluded that he fell and died, and his death has officially been ruled as an accident.

Originally from Ireland, he was living in Burbank. But after his death, it was apparently the Irish-born actor's girlfriend who discovered his body in the hallway of her Los Angeles apartment. It was speculated at the time that because he had suffered from heart problems in the past, it could have possibly have been another such condition that claimed his life this time around. His known habit of heavy smoking and his proclivity to drugs and alcohol meant it that was yet another angle that was immediately hinted at as well. 

Alan was also found to have blunt force head trauma and coronary artery atherosclerosis (IMDb)
Alan was also found to have blunt force head trauma and coronary artery atherosclerosis (IMDb)

Agent Annette Walsh had released a statement regarding the passing at the time that read: "It’s with sadness I confirm the passing of Alan O’Neill, a brilliantly funny and kind human being. My thoughts are with his partner, children, family, and friends at this time. I’ll personally miss knowing Alan isn’t sharing the planet with us any longer, despite the miles between L.A. and Dublin. Alan was only ever a phone call away. May he rest in peace."

Alan O'Neill also appeared on the 2001 mini-series 'Rebel Heart' IMDb
Alan O'Neill also appeared on the 2001 mini-series 'Rebel Heart' IMDb

Apart from the FX series, O’Neill has several other shows to his credit including 'Fair City' — a drama set in the town of Carrigstown — where he portrayed the role of Keith McGrath. He has also appeared on the 2001 mini-series 'Rebel Heart', 2002 short 'Strangers in the Night', 'Moore Street Masala' in 2009, and in the British crime drama 'Inspector George Gently'.

Most recently, though, the late actor starred as the Captain in 2016's 'Urge'. And he was also expected to play Pepper in the upcoming horror flick 'Charlie Lives: The Family’s Return'.