Tributes have poured in after it was confirmed that Irish actor Tom Hickey had died in his 70s. The actor had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2013.

It is with great sadness that Sabina and I learned of the death of Tom Hickey,

President Michael D. Higgins

Paying tribute, President Higgins said: “It is with great sadness that Sabina and I learned of the death of Tom Hickey, one of the greatest actors of his generation, giving over six decades to his profession.

“He leaves an indelible imprint on Irish theatre.

“He will be so missed. It was a privilege to know him as a friend.”

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