Appeared online and in print for the Globe and Mail, May 20, 2012
When comedic actor Paul O’Sullivan took to the stage his colleagues would frequently try and get him to sing – not only because he had a good voice, but because he could sing a risqué love song, make it gut-wrenchingly hilarious, and get away with it because of his “innate sweetness.” According to his fellow actors and admirers, the Canadian actor never knew how truly great he was.
“He was fearless and that was the thing that left most of us in awe” said fellow Canadian improv actor and close personal friend, Colin Mochrie.
Mr. O’Sullivan, a staple in Toronto’s comedy community and respected actor, died Friday after his car hit a flat-bed truck parked on the shoulder of Country Road 507, approximately a hour north of Peterborough, Ont. He was 48.