Andrew Dunbar, best known for work as a body double Alfie Allen’s Theon Greyjoy and as an extra actor in HBO’s Game of Thrones, has died. He was in his 30s. Dunbar passed away at everyone’s surprise at his home in East Belfast, Ireland, on Christmas Eve. There has been no cause of death made public.

“To say we are shocked and saddened at the passing of Andrew Dunbar is an understatement,” the Ireland-based talent agency The Extras Dept. said in a statement. “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.”

Dunbar participated in the last three seasons of Game of Thrones, starting with Season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards”. Along with Game of Thrones, he also appeared on Line of Duty, Derry Girls and SYFY’s Krypton.

Allen expressed his thoughts on Instagram, writing, “Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. RIP Andrew xxx.”

Pamela Smyth who managed crowd makeup for Game of Thrones, also noted Dunbar’s death saying “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always 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.”


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