Game of Thrones Star Darren Kent, Passes Away at 36

Game of Thrones Star Darren Kent, Passes Away at 36

Actor Darren Kent, known for his roles in various productions including Game of Thrones and Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, has sadly passed away at the age of 36. Kent breathed his last on August 11th, as confirmed by US-based news outlet Variety. His talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, also announced his passing in a statement posted on Twitter.

The agency’s statement read, “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 were by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time. RIP my friend.”

Born and raised in Essex, Darren Kent completed his education at Italia Conti in 2007. He made his acting debut in the horror film “Mirrors” in 2008 and later took on a small role as a goatherd in Slavers Bay in an episode of the Emmy-winning series Game of Thrones. More recently, he played the role of a reanimated corpse in the 2023 film Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

Kent’s versatile career spanned various projects, including Snow White and the Huntsman, Marshal’s Law, Bloody Cuts, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Blood Drive, Les Misérables, Green Fingers, EastEnders, Happy Hours, Love Without Walls, and Birds Sorrow.

In 2012, Kent received the best actor award at the Van D’or Awards for his portrayal of Danny, a young boy with a rare skin condition that prevented him from being exposed to sunlight, in the film “Sunny Boy.” Interestingly, Kent himself battled a skin disorder, as well as osteoporosis and arthritis, mirroring the conditions of his on-screen character. Beyond acting, he was a skilled writer and director, evidenced by his 2021 short film “You Know Me,” which earned recognition with a January Award at the London International Monthly Film Festival.

Aside from his artistic pursuits, Kent was deeply involved in the performing arts community. He appeared in shows like Game of Thrones, EastEnders, and the BBC adaptation of Les Misérables. He was also a patron of Equal People Performing Arts, a charity dedicated to promoting inclusion in the performing arts. Fellow patron Lee Mead praised Kent’s positive and giving nature, describing him as a “fine actor.”

Darren Kent’s passing occurred on Friday, surrounded by his family and closest friends. His agent’s statement emphasized his indomitable spirit and love for life, which left a lasting impact on everyone he met. Kent will be remembered not only for his talent but also as a warm and generous friend who made significant contributions to the world of entertainment and beyond.

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