Neil Fingleton, Game of Thrones star and the tallest man in the UK has died at age 36.

The actor and basketball player who played Mag the Mighty on the show reportedly died of heart failure, reports The Sun.

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The star was named the tallest man in the UK and European Union in 2007 and was among the 25 tallest men in the world at a towering 2.3 metres tall. In addition to Game of Thrones, Fingleton also appeared in Doctor Who, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and X-Men: First Class.

His death was announced Sunday by Tall Person Club’s Facebook page.

Before joining the entertainment industry, Fingleton was a professional basketball player having been drafted by the NBA and also played for the University of North Carolina.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fingleton family in these trying times.

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