Game Of Thrones and Eastenders actor dead aged 36
"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 appeared most famously in Game Of Thrones as the grieving father Goatherd who took his deceased child to see Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
As well as this, Kent had roles in the Irish horror drama film The Little Stranger, the TV mini-series Les Miserables, the ITV drama Malpractice and Eastenders.
He also made a quick appearance in the blockbuster Dungeons And Dragons: Honour Among Thieves which was released in cinemas earlier this year.
Kent’s agent confirmed his death on Facebook, 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.
"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. In 2012, he won the best actor prize at the Van D’or Awards in 2012 for his turn in the short film Sunny Boy.
At the time of writing, no cause of death has been confirmed. However, Kent is reported to have had lengthy battles with osteoporosis and arthritis, as well as a rare skin disorder.
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