The Peaky Blinders solid has misplaced one in every of their very own.
Benjamin Zephaniah—who performed Jeremiah Jesus on the sequence—has handed away on the age of 65.
“It’s with nice disappointment and remorse that we announce the dying of our beloved Husband, Son and Brother within the early hours of this morning the seventh December 2023,” a publish shared to his Instagram account learn. “Benjamin was identified with a mind tumor 8 weeks in the past.”
The message famous that Zephaniah’s spouse was “by his aspect all through” his well being battle and on the time of his passing.
“We shared him with the world,” the publish continued, “and we all know many might be shocked and saddened by this information.”
Calling Zephaniah a “true pioneer and innovator” who “gave the world a lot,” the message then mirrored on his life and profession.
“Via a tremendous profession together with an enormous a physique of poems, literature, music, television and radio, Benjamin leaves us with a joyful and unbelievable legacy,” it added. “Thanks for the love you’ve got proven Professor Benjamin Zephaniah.”