Game Of Thrones Actor Andrew Dunbar Found Dead On Christmas Eve
Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar has been found dead in Ireland.
Dunbar, who was in his 30s, died on Christmas Eve at his home in Belfast.
No cause of death has been given.
The actor was the stunt double of Alfie Allen, who played Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series. Dunbar was also frequently cast as an extra in the series, including as a Stark archer in season six episode Battle of the Bastards.
Dunbar's acting career included performances on TV shows including Line of Duty and Derry Girls.
He also worked as a DJ and Game of Thrones tour guide.
Friends, colleagues, and fans of Dunbar have paid tribute to the actor on social media, with Game of Thrones extra Jesse Morris writing that he was "a true gent".
Pamela Smyth -- the Game of Thrones crowd makeup supervisor -- said in a statement that Dunbar always stood out amid the series' enormous cast.
“Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowded room on Thrones -- Andrew always stood out.
“Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul - he will be missed by all the GOT family.”
Katrina Doran -- a makeup artist on Game of Thrones -- described first meeting Dunbar while filming The Battle of the Bastards.
“Always with a big smile and was super professional and polite. He was an extra on nearly every job I’ve worked on ... so over the years the makeup team got to know him really well," Doran said.
“He was one [of] my favourite extras to get in the chair as we had some serious philosophical debates as well as just daft conversations that ended in fits of laughter. He was a real gem. To say we will all miss him is an understatement.”
Dunbar is survived by his mother and two brothers. His funeral is planned for Monday in Portrush, Northern Ireland.
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