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Sunday vigil for Mark Blanco—two years after death plunge

PUBLISHED: 10:12 05 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:52 05 October 2010

Mark Blanco, 30-year-old amateur actor  who fell  to his death from the balcony of Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street, Whitechapel, East London.
Mark was at a party at the flat belonging to literary agent, Paul Roundhill.
Baby shambles singer Pete Doherty will be interviewed about the death fall after some onlookers said Mr Blanco died after a row with Mr Doherty in which they had to be separated by Paul Roundhill.
Ironically, Mr Blanco was due to star in the play The Accidental Death of an Anarchist where his character plunges to his death from the fourth floor of a Milan Police station.

Mark Blanco, 30-year-old amateur actor who fell to his death from the balcony of Fieldgate Mansions, Romford Street, Whitechapel, East London. Mark was at a party at the flat belonging to literary agent, Paul Roundhill. Baby shambles singer Pete Doherty will be interviewed about the death fall after some onlookers said Mr Blanco died after a row with Mr Doherty in which they had to be separated by Paul Roundhill. Ironically, Mr Blanco was due to star in the play The Accidental Death of an Anarchist where his character plunges to his death from the fourth floor of a Milan Police station.

FAMILY and friends of actor Mark Blanco are gathering on Sunday at the spot where he plunged to his death two years ago from a balcony during a party attended by druggie rocker Pete Doherty in London’s East End. Mark’s mum Sheila Blanco is holding a vigil from 1.30pm in Whitechapel where the 30-year-old fell from a block of flat

Gemma Collins

FAMILY and friends of actor Mark Blanco are gathering on Sunday, at the spot where he plunged to his death two years ago from a balcony during a party attended by druggie rocker Pete Doherty in London’s East End.

Mark’s mum Sheila Blanco is holding a vigil from 1.30pm in Romford Street, Whitechapel, where the 30-year-old antique books dealer and part-time stage performer fell from a block of flats.

The vigil is to celebrate his life. Those present will then walk to The George Tavern in Commercial Road where Mark spent much of his last days as he rehearsed his part in Dario Fo’s play Accidental Death of an Anarchist, which was due to be performed above the pub the week Mark was killed.

Police have reopened their investigations into his death, following a recommendation from Poplar coroner Dr Andrew Reid who heard conflicting evidence.

Scotland Yard confirmed last month that officers are still investigating the incident following an open verdict’ at the inquest.


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