Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton has died at age 36 due to heart failure.
The English actor played the giant called Mag the Mighty in season four of Game of Thrones. Mag led the attack on the Wall at the front of Mance Rayder's army of Free Folk.
Fingleton also played the Fisher King in Doctor Who, and appeared in Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin, as a Russian bodyguard in X-Men: First Class and did motion capture of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Fingleton stood at a height of 7'7", making him the tallest man in the United Kingdom and the European Union one of the 25 tallest men in the world.
Fingleton was a former basketball player. He played in college at the University of North Carolina nd for Holy Cross in the United States, then professionally in Spain, Italy, Greece, China, and England. He also played in the ABA and the NBA developmental league.
The following statement was posted to the Tall Persons Club Facebook page:
"Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton, Britain's Tallest Man, passed away on Saturday.
"Neil became Britain's Tallest Man in 2007 passing the height of Chris Greener.
"Neil started off in basketball in the USA before becoming a actor and starring in the X-men first class and also recently in the Game of Thrones.
"Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family."
via The Guardian