Game of Thrones actor Darren Kent dies aged 36
In the 2014 Season 4 finale, acting as a goatherd, he took Daenerys Targaryen to the burned body of his child who was a victim of her dragons.
British-born actor Darren Kent, best known for his role as a goatherd in the famous TV series “Game of Thrones”, passed away on August 11. He was 36.
His death was confirmed by his talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, in a tweet posted on Tuesday (August 15).
"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 [were] by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time. RIP my friend," wrote the agency.
In the 2014 Season 4 finale of “Game of Thrones”, he took Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) to the burned body of his child who was a victim of her dragons.
Kent won an award as a writer and director for the 2021 short film, “You Know Me”. He also won the best actor award in 2012 at the Van D’or Awards for his performance as Danny in “Sunny Boy”, where he portrayed a boy with a rare skin condition that prevented him from going out in the sun.
In real life as well, Kent had to fight a skin disorder, and he also suffered from osteoporosis and arthritis.
Some of the tributes described him as a person with an indomitable spirit who loved life, and that he would be remembered for his talent and his warm and generous nature.
His last film was “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” in 2023, in which he acted as a reanimated corpse.
Some of the other films he acted in were Blood Drive, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Snow White and the Huntsman, Birds Sorrow, Marshal’s Law, and Bloody Cuts.
Darren Kent was born and grew up in Essex, a county in southeast England.
(With agency inputs)