Darren Kent, a British actor who was in the popular TV show “Game of Thrones” and the soap opera “EastEnders,” passed away at 36 years old.
Darren Kent, a British actor who was in “Game of Thrones” and “EastEnders,” has died at age 36.
His talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, told USA TODAY on Tuesday that Kent “passed away last Friday, 11 Aug 2023, surrounded by family and close friends.”
Darren Kent, the actor famous for his role of a goatherder in “Game of Thrones” among other titles, has died:
Darren Kent, the actor famous for his role of a goatherder in “Game of Thrones” among other titles, has died https://t.co/Huy6rbZfQh
— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2023
Darren Kent Illness
There was no information about why he died, but he had a rare skin disease, osteoporosis, and arthritis during his work. “His indomitable spirit and love of life inspired all he met and he will be remembered not only for his talent, but as a warm and generous friend.”
Kent was born and raised in Essex, England. He made his acting debut in 2004 on the British comedy show “Shameless” and in 2008 in the Kiefer Sutherland horror movie “Mirrors.”
In the season 4 end of “Game of Thrones” in 2014, he played a goatherd who showed Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, the burned body of his child, who had been killed by one of her dragons.
Kent also had parts in the 2018-19 limited series “Les Miserables” and the British soap opera “EastEnders.” Most recently, he was in a funny scene with Chris Pine as an unhelpful reanimated body in the fantasy movie “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.” Director Jonathan Goldstein wrote a tribute to Kent on X, which used to be Twitter. He said that Kent was “a sweet, talented, funny actor gone too soon.”
Kent was a filmmaker who had graduated from the Italia Conti Stage School in 2007. In 2021, he directed an episode of the BBC show “The Break” and the short film “You Know Me,” which won best director and best short at the London International Monthly Film Festival in January.
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