Game Of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar died suddenly at home on Christmas Eve
- Andrew Dunbar, who was in his 30s, died at his home in Belfast on Christmas Eve
- The actor was an extra in Game Of Thrones and also worked on Line Of Duty
Game Of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar has died at his home in Belfast on Christmas Eve.
The actor, who was the body double for Theon Greyjoy who is played by Alfie Allen in the hit show, was in his thirties and also worked as a DJ.
Andrew, from Portrush, also worked on hit TV shows such as Line Of Duty and Derry Girls during his career, reports Belfast Live.
Sudden: Game Of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar, pictured on the show, has died at his home in Belfast on Christmas Eve
Paying tribute to Andrew, his friend and fellow actor Andy McClay said he was always fun to be around and a ‘kind and decent man’.
He told the publication: ‘I’ll never make any sense of it. He was a true person, a talent, kind and decent man and he had a full and good heart.
‘His DJ sets were amazing and when he did one set for Game of Thrones, he ended up doing them all for the end of season parties.’
Role: As well as being a body double for Theon Greyjoy, Andrew was also a Northern Ally on John Snow’s side of the Battle of the Bastards
In role: Tributes said Andrew (left with friend and actor Andy McClay) was a pleasure to work with on set
While Pamela Smyth, Head of Crowd Makeup Game of Thrones, said that although the show saw thousands of extras Andrew stood out.
She said: ‘Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul – he will be missed by all the GOT family.’
As well as being a body double for Theon Greyjoy, Andrew was also a Northern Ally on John Snow’s side of the Battle of the Bastards.
His other acting work included extra roles in Derry Girls, Krypton and as a corrupt police officer in Line of Duty.
Heartfelt: Several people have paid tribute to Andrew on Twitter, saying their thoughts are with his loved ones
Tribute: A colleague said he had ‘immense pleasure’ working with Andrew on Game Of Thrones
‘We will miss you’: The Extras Dept, who worked with the actor, said he will be ‘remembered by his kind soul’
The Extras Dept, who worked with Andrew, posted a statement about his death on social media and said he will be ‘remembered by his kind soul’.
They wrote: ‘ To say we are shocked and saddened at the passing of Andrew Dunbar is an understatement.
‘We have so many fond memories of the years Andrew worked with us. He was so versatile we could cast him in anything, he was such a talented performer he would always end up being featured, and he was so adored that he was always requested by productions again and again.
‘He’ll be remembered in his roles as a Stark and Theon Greyjoy’s Double on Game of Thrones, a corrupt Police Officer on Line of Duty, the poor fella cornered by Colum on Derry Girls, and a Rebel on Krypton to name a few.
‘But most of all he’ll be remembered by his kind soul and infectious personality.Thank you for all you did for us Andrew. We will miss you dearly.’
Work: The Game Of Throne actor’s other acting work included extra roles in Derry Girls, Krypton and as a corrupt police officer in Line of Duty (pictured during his time on GOT)