‘Sport of Thrones’ Actor Darren Kent Useless at 39 After Lengthy-Time period Well being Struggles: ‘An Superb Human Being’

Actor Darren Kent, who appeared in Sport of Thrones, has died after experiencing long-term well being struggles. He was 39.

His expertise company, Carey Dodd Associates, confirmed his dying in a statement on X (previously generally known as Twitter) Tuesday.

“It’s with deep unhappiness we’ve got to let you know that our expensive good friend and consumer Darren Kent handed away peacefully on Friday. His mother and father and finest good friend by his facet,” the assertion learn. “Our ideas and love are along with his household on this troublesome time. RIP my good friend.”

Samantha Dodd, of the Carey Dodd Associates, confirmed to CNN that Kent was 39 on the time of his dying. Dodd didn’t present a explanation for dying.

Whereas finest identified for taking part in a goatherder from Slavers Bay in an episode of the hit HBO drama sequence Sport of Thrones, the Essex, England-born actor additionally appeared within the long-running British TV sequence EastEnders and within the 2012 movie Snow White and the Huntsman. His different credit embrace Marshal’s Legislation, the BBC adaptation of Les Misérables, Bloody Cuts, Shameless and Neighborhood.

His first important position was within the 2008 horror film Mirrors. Most lately, he portrayed a reanimated corpse within the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, which was launched on March 31.

Kent received a finest actor trophy on the 2012 Van D’or Impartial Movie Awards for his position within the quick Sunny Boy. He additionally directed and produced a number of different quick movies together with 2019’s Rogue Dealer and 2021’s You Know Me, for which he earned a January Award.

Darren Hunt portrayed a goatherder from Slavers Bay in ‘Sport of Thrones.’.


Kent skilled a number of persistent well being points together with arthritis, osteoporosis and a uncommon pores and skin dysfunction. Sunny Boy noticed him drawing inspiration from his private expertise, as he portrayed a boy with a uncommon pores and skin situation that stops him from being within the solar.

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In accordance with the BBC, Kent was a patron for Equal Folks Performing Arts, a nonprofit group selling inclusion within the performing arts. Fellow patron Lee Mead posted a tribute to his late good friend on X, calling Kent “a tremendous human being.”

“All the time giving of his time to folks and at all times so constructive. A advantageous actor too and he achieved a lot as effectively. Such heartbreaking information,” Mead added.

Director and screenwriter Jane Gull, who labored with Kent on 2023’s Love With out Partitions, which received a Nationwide Movie Award, additionally paid tribute on X, sharing a sequence of photographs of the late actor onscreen.

“What a privilege it was to be your good friend and to work collectively on so many initiatives through the years,” she wrote. “Life received’t be the identical with out you. I’ll miss you a lot.”

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