LATEST: Irish actor Richard Todd has been left devastated by the death of his son PETER, who committed suicide this week.

The 53-year-old was found in a car in Maidstone, southern England, with fatal shotgun wounds on Wednesday (21SEP05) morning - just eight years after his younger brother SEUMAS killed himself with a shotgun aged just 20.

A statement reads, "It is with deep regret that the family of Peter Todd announce his death.

"His untimely death has come as a great shock to his family.

"They are devastated and ask the media to respect their grief at this most difficult time."