Game of Thrones actor Darren Kent tragically passes away at 36
"Game of Thrones" and "EastEnders" actor Darren Kent dies at 36 after battling a rare skin disorder, osteoporosis, and arthritis.
Darren Kent, a beloved actor known for his roles in "Game of Thrones" and "EastEnders," has tragically passed away at the age of 36. The news was confirmed by his representative, who shared that Kent died surrounded by his family and closest friends.
Kent had been battling an extremely rare skin disorder, as well as osteoporosis and arthritis. Despite these challenges, he continued to pursue his passion for acting and made a significant impact in the entertainment industry.
Born and raised in Essex, Kent attended the prestigious Italia Conti Stage School, where he honed his craft. Over the years, he appeared in various television shows and films, including "Malpractice," "Blood Drive," "The Frankenstein Chronicles," and "Dungeons and Dragons."
One of Kent's notable roles was as a Goatherd from Slavers Bay in an episode of "Game of Thrones" that aired in 2014. He also had the opportunity to work alongside renowned actors such as Kiefer Sutherland in "Mirrors" and Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Kent's talent extended beyond acting, as he also directed an episode of the series "The Break" in 2021. His directorial skills were further recognized when his short film "You Know Me" won Best Director and Best Short Film at the London International Film Festival in January.
In addition to his professional achievements, Kent was known for his kind and generous nature. His representative took to social media to express their heartfelt tribute, emphasizing that Kent was not only a talented actor, director, and writer but also one of the kindest individuals they had ever met.
The news of Kent's passing has deeply saddened his colleagues and fans, who have taken to social media to share their condolences and memories of him. Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook, who worked with Kent on "You Know Me," described him as a true character who was always creating and remained positive and encouraging. The loss of Kent leaves a void in the industry and in the hearts of those who knew him.
In his obituary, Kent's family and agency acknowledged his indomitable spirit and love for life. They emphasized that he will be remembered not only for his talent but also for his warmth and generosity as a friend.
Darren Kent's untimely death is a tragic loss for the entertainment world. His remarkable journey as an actor, director, and writer has left an indelible mark, and his memory will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in peace.