James Caroll, a well-known Hollywood actor, has died. The star’s untimely death was verified on social media by his horrified pals, throwing thousands of followers into sorrow. Many people have resorted to social media to say their last goodbyes to Caroll. The soap actor, who rose to prominence in the 1980s, is best known for his long-running role in Brookside as Brian “Bumper” Humphreys.
The unexpected death of James Caroll
James Caroll’s untimely demise has left many followers reflecting on the pleasure he offered them when they saw him on television. Caroll apparently had a history of health issues prior to this period. Caroll had pneumonia in 2020, but following treatment, he was out of the woods and on his way to full recovery. Caroll was also suffering from a deadly illness affecting the arteries in his brain.
It is believed that the arteries might burst at any moment. At this time, no cause of death has been given. James Caroll’s life was not without difficulties, yet he never gave up hope. Caroll dabbled in show business outside of Hollywood as a musician. With his friend Alan Taylor, he established the music group 2 Toned. Taylor poured his heart out in his homage to Caroll, calling him a “wonderful friend, mentor, and brother.”
He reflected on their 12-year tenure as a band and their appearances at over 850 events. Taylor described their performances on stage as “sensational,” but said that more time was spent on music, laughing, traveling, and enjoying themselves. More of James Caroll’s friends and followers rushed to Facebook and other social media platforms to pay their respects and celebrate all he stood for. An emotional tribute read:
“Good night, God bless one of the best individuals on the earth, it was a [sic] joy to see you play and become wonderful friends.”
Caroll was described as an incredible legend by one individual, who said that “the world had genuinely lost an outstanding guy.” A second buddy expressed disbelief while offering their thoughts and sympathies to the deceased’s family. More parting notes arrived:
“Rest in peace, buddy. Thank you for the concerts and the laughter. Sincere sympathies to the family and friends. A movie star’s star will undoubtedly shine brighter today.” “Brother Jim, rest in peace! The mentorship, camaraderie, extremely late night shoots, and endless laughter will be with me for the rest of my life!”
Beautiful memories of growing up with, so many laughs and amusing moments at school, you were genuinely a beautiful guy who had time for everyone, thinking of your family at this difficult time. Jimmy, rip.”
Another memorial read:
“Beautiful memories of growing up with, so many laughs and amusing moments at school, you were genuinely a beautiful guy who had time for everyone, thinking of your family at this difficult time. Jimmy, rest in peace.”
James Caroll Career
Caroll came into the Hollywood scene in the 1980s, and his long-running role in Brookside gave him his first taste of celebrity. From 1988 until 1991, he was known as Brian “Bumper” Humphreys. Caroll participated in a YouTube documentary with his wife Justine and their children in 2009. The actor spoke about how he’s been dealing with his health issues and keeping focused on his family.
Caroll said at the time that he and Justine had been together for 13 years and that they had a lot of fun and were full of life. Caroll said that despite his situation, he was grateful for Justine and their children.
“I’d be a happy guy if I died tomorrow. I wouldn’t be up, and I wouldn’t be resentful about it, because in life and experience and things like that, I’ve had so much joy and so much love and wonderful moments.”
James Caroll’s last documented acting job was in January 2022. In Coronation Street, he portrayed Mary Taylor’s friend Bob Colin.