Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar ‘dies suddenly’ at home on Christmas Eve
Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar, who was featured in the sixth, seventh and eights season of HBO's fantasy show has suddenly died in his Belfast's home
Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar, who was featured in the sixth, seventh and eights season of HBO’s fantasy show has suddenly died in his Belfast’s home. According to Belfast Live report, Andrew Dunbar passed away on Christmas 2019 eve.
Confirming the demise of Andrew Dunbar, a Spokesperson for The Extras Department, an agency for acting extras in Ireland, said was in his 30s. His friend and Game of Throne co-star Andy McClay told the publication there was “something about him that was special”. Popular TV actor Kushal Punjabi commits suicide
“‘People always felt good around him, happy, excited for the day’s work and there was always a lot of fun when he was around,” McClay told Belfast Live.
Pamela Smyth, Head of Crowd Makeup on the hit HBO fantasy series told the publication: “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out.”
Andy McClay further said, “Everyone always wanted Andrew. There was just something about him that was special. People always felt good around him, happy, excited for the day’s work and there was always a lot of fun when he was around.
“I’d say most of us felt the same when we came on set, we wanted Andrew to be there, we’d search him out. He was like a gel that kept us all together.”
“A lot of people plan to travel to attend his funeral; actors, directors, make-up and many, many more. Everyone who met Andrew loved him.
“He did a lot of different things, including working as a ‘Game of Thrones’ tour guide which he was brilliant at. He could have made it as a professional actor but he really wanted to do his art and DJ.”
A spokesperson for The Extras Dept, said, “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.”
Andrew’s funeral will be held on Monday (December 30, 2019).
May his soul Rest In Peace!