NEIL FINGLETON Game of Thrones Dies

Thrones' Neil Fingleton Dead at 36

Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton, who played the towering Mag the Mighty on the HBO drama, died Saturday in the UK of heart failure. He was 36.

unnamedThe 7’7″ Fingleton, who held the title of tallest British-born man in the world, played basketball in college (at both the University of North Carolina and Holy Cross) and professionally before transitioning into acting.

Additional TV credits included playing The Fisher King on Doctor Who. On the big screen, he appeared in 47 Ronin, Jupiter Ascending, X-Men: First Class and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Fingleton was featured in the British documentaries Britain’s Tallest Men and Superhuman: Giants.

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14 Comments
  1. SJ says:

    So sad. He was such a gentle giant. RIP big guy!

    • Kevin Tran says:

      The character was so great in battle scenes like The Watchers on the Wall, Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards (best episode of GoT).

  2. Kevin Tran says:

    Another GoT actor passed away. First Maester Aemon and now Mag the Mighty. I’m amazed that he’s over 7 feet tall and could’ve been great if Neil Fingleton was playing in the NBA. RIP :-(

  3. Leah says:

    Very sad news. It would be nice to show a picture of the actor here, and not just a photo of a character he played.

    • MrMank says:

      Um…isn’t there a picture of him right in the middle of the article?

    • George H. says:

      I think more people would recognize the character he played than the actual man himself because he was in so much makeup and facial prosthetics on GoT. And btw… they did include a picture of him.

  4. Carlos Lee says:

    The sad thing is most TALL people do not have long lives.

  5. Superwoman says:

    This is very sad…may he RIP

  6. Marie says:

    Heart failure at 36? Wow!

    • George says:

      It is possible he suffered from Marfan Syndrome. It causes both great height and heart problems (due to its effect on connective tissue). Those who have it quite often die very young.

  7. sameera says:

    So sad. Very good acting skills he had.

  8. Joan Stuckart says:

    How come Quantico gets ,renewed? after abc says it cancelled. Had so many little viewers. Can abc be wrong about
    the cancellation of last man standing who had many more viewers. Do not watch abc.