He doubles both as a star actor and Britain's tallest man, towering at seven feet and seven inches.
The Game of Thrones star, Neil Fingleton, gave way to a fatal heart attack he suffered on Saturday 25 February 2017. He was aged 36.
He was born in County Durham and studied at University of North Carolina in the US before enjoying a professional basketball career in Spain, China, Italy, Greece and England.
A Facebook group called The Tall Persons Club posted: 'Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton Britain's Tallest man passed away on Saturday.