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Game Of Thrones Star Neil Fingleton Dead At 36 From Heart Failure

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More very sad news to wake up to this morning…

After reporting on the sudden, unexpected death of actor Bill Paxton, there's more bad news to convey: Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton has died of heart failure.

He was only 36 years old.

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According to TMZ, Fingleton — a 7'7" actor and one of the tallest men in the world — died of heart failure suddenly. He was SO young.

The actor had starred on Game of Thrones, but he was also a college and professional basketball player before he turned to acting, playing both in the United States (at the University of North Carolina, as well as Holy Cross), and then professionally in Spain, China, Italy, Greece, and England.

As an actor, he had also appeared in Dr. Who, and X-Men: First Class.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and loved ones.

R.I.P.

[Image via WENN.]

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