Game of Thrones actor Darren Kent p@ssed away after dealing with persistent health issues. He was 39. His talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, posted a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Tuesday to confirm his passing.
“It is with deep sadness we have to tell you that our dear friend and client Darren Kent p@ssed away peacefully on Friday. His parents and best friend by his side,” the statement read. “In this trying time, our thoughts and affection are with his family. My friend, RIP.
Kent was 39 when he p@ssed away, according to Samantha Dodd of the Carey Dodd Associates, Dodd omitted to mention the cause of de@th.
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 by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time. RIP my friend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ko0mPFUJNK
— Carey Dodd Associates (@CareyDoddAssos) August 15, 2023
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The actor, who was born in Essex, England, is most known for his role as a goatherder from Slavers Bay in an episode of the popular HBO drama series Game of Thrones. He also made appearances in the long-running British TV program EastEnders and the 2012 movie Snow White and the Huntsman. His other credits include Marshal’s Law, Community, Bloody Cuts, Shameless, and the BBC production of Les Misérables.
His breakthrough performance came in the 2008 horror film Mirrors. In the most recent movie he appeared in, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, he played a reanimated corpse.
Kent’s performance in the short Sunny Boy earned him an award for outstanding actor at the 2012 Van D’or Independent Film Awards. In addition, he produced and directed a number of other short films, such as the January Award-winning You Know Me from 2021 and the 2019 short Rogue Trader.
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Kent’s Personal Struggles Fuel Creative Journey in Sunny Youngster
Kent had a number of ongoing medical conditions, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and a unique skin condition. In Sunny Youngster, which featured a youngster with a unique skin ailment that prevented him from being in the sun, he drew inspiration from his own life.
Kent supported Equal People Performing Arts, a charity that encourages diversity in the performing arts. In a memorial to his deceased buddy on X, Lee Mead, a fellow patron, called Kent “an amazing human being.”
“Always giving of his time to people and always so positive. A fine actor too and he achieved so much as well. Such heartbreaking news,” Mead added.
Darren was an amazing human being and so special. Always giving of his time to people and always so positive. A fine actor too and he achieved so much as well. Such heartbreaking news 💔 https://t.co/sQEu1YocJz
— Lee Mead (@leemeadofficial) August 14, 2023
In addition to paying respect on X, director and screenwriter Jane Gull shared a number of images of the late actor onscreen. Gull and Kent collaborated on the National Film Award-winning 2023 film Love Without Walls.
“What a privilege it was to be your friend and to work together on so many projects over the years,” she wrote. “Life won’t be the same without you. I will miss you so much.”