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16th Aug 2023

Game Of Thrones actor sadly dies aged 36

By Joseph Loftus

‘Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time’

Actor, writer, and director, Darren Kent, has died at the age of just 36.

Kent, who appeared most famously in Game Of Thrones, portraying the grieving father, Goatherd, who took his deceased child to see Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.

Kent also had roles in TV mini-series Les Miserables, ITV drama Malpractice, and Eastenders, reports Sky News.

He also had a quick appearance in Dungeons And Dragons: Honour Among Thieves which was released earlier this year.

Kent’s agent confirmed his death, writing: “It is with deep sadness we have to tell you that our dear friend and client Darren Kent passed away peacefully on Friday.

“His parents and best friend by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time.”

His agent continued writing: “Darren was not only a talented actor, director and writer, he was truly one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

“It has been a privilege and pleasure to have been a part of his journey. RIP my friend.”

Kent was born in Essex and was known for his strong cockney accent.

He trained at Italia Conti drama school and graduated back in 2007.

Kent won best actor at the Van D’or Awards in 2012 for his portrayal of Danny in the short film Sunny Boy.

At the time of writing, no cause of death has been confirmed, however Kent had lengthy battles with osteoporosis, arthritis and an extremely rare skin disorder.