Actor Paul O’Sullivan Dies

Comedian is killed in a car accident.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Paul O'Sullivan, well-known for his stage and television work, was involved in a tragic fatal car accident near his home in Peterborough, Ontario. He was 48 years old.

The accident occurred when the car veered off of the road and across the shoulder, hitting a parked pickup truck.

O'Sullivan is best-known for his long-time improv work with the troupe Second City as well as appearances in series like "Murdoch Mysteries," "Little Mosque on the Prairie," and "Friends and Heroes." He attended Toronto's George Brown College Theatre Arts Program, and he also has several directing ("That's So Weird"), writing ("SketchCom," "Comedy Now!"), and producing credits ("The Joe Blow Show") to his name. He was nominated for several awards, including two Gemini Awards as well as a Canadian Comedy Award.

His partner Linda Kash spoke to the "Star" from her home near Peterborough on Saturday. “This man was just so adored by his family, and everyone who knew him,” she said. “He was everything to us.” Kash has been working on the stage production of "Lost in Yonkers," which has been suspended until Wednesday because of O'Sullivan's death. She has three daughters with O'Sullivan.

A visitation for the actor will be held Saturday at 11am at the Highland Park reception centre in Peterborough, followed by a memorial service at 1pm (as reported by The Canadian Press).