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Game of Thrones actor Darren Kent passes away at 39

The actor played the role of a goatherder in the hit HBO series. 

Game of Thrones actor Darren Kent passes away at 39
Darren Kent in a still from Game of Thrones

Last Updated: 10.34 AM, Aug 16, 2023

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Darren Kent, most known for his role as a goatherder in Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 39. Carey Dodd Associates, his London-based agency, confirmed the news on social media early on Tuesday:

Their statement stated that they regret informing people that their beloved client and friend, Darren Kent, died last Friday. His family and his best friend were all there to support him. In this time of sorrow, please know that people have his family in their thoughts and prayers.

The agency also wrote on their Instagram page that Darren was not only a talented actor, director, and writer; he was truly one of the kindest people they had ever had the pleasure of meeting. Being a part of his journey has been an honour and a delight for them.

Samantha Dodd, speaking with CNN, confirmed Kent's age at the time of his death, and there was no mention of the cause of his death.

Screenwriter Jane Gull also penned a heartfelt note on her X page stating, "What a privilege it was to be your friend and to work together on so many projects over the years. Life won’t be the same without you. I will miss you so much. RIP, darling Darren Kent xxxx."

Darren played a goatherder in a classic season four episode of Game of Thrones. He made his acting debut ten years earlier, in the pilot episode of the original Shameless. His filmography also includes the 2008 horror picture Mirrors by Kiefer Sutherland and the 2012 fantasy feature Snow White and the Huntsman. Darren's television acting credits include NBC's Community and the BBC's EastEnders.

The 'Yes' Corpse, played by Kent, also made an appearance in this year's Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves. His IMDb page lists six projects, including various shorts and the feature film What I Know.

Rest in peace!

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