A Game of Thrones and EastEnders star died suddenly at the age of just 36.
Darren Kent was an Essex-born actor and director who was best known for securing roles in hit TV series like Game of Thrones in which he played a goatherd from Slaver’s Bay whose daughter was killed by Daenerys’s dragon Drogon.
Kent also appeared in other hit series like Snow White and the Huntsman and EastEnders.
For his role in Sunnyboy, the actor previously won the Van D’or Best Actor Award.
Throughout most of his life, Darren suffered from osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to a decrease in bone strength and may result in broken bones. He also battled arthritis and a rare case of skin disorder.
“It is with deep sadness we have to tell you that our dear friend and client Darren Kent passed away peacefully on Friday,” the man’s agency – Carey Dodd Associates – announced.
“His parents and best friend by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time. RIP my friend.”
Since the tragic news was broken, countless prominent entertainment figures spoke out to pay Darren a tribute and remember him for his remarkable talent.
“What a privilege it was to be your friend and to work together on so many projects over the years. Life won’t be the same without you I will miss you so much. RIP darling Darren Kent,” director Jane Gull penned.
“Darren was an amazing human being and so special. Always giving of his time to people and always so positive. A fine actor too and he achieved so much as well. Such heartbreaking news,” actor Lee Mead, who appeared in one of Kent’s movies, added.
Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook said: “Love and thoughts to the friends and family of our talented, caring soul of a friend, Darren Kent, who sadly passed away on Friday.
“Darren, an Essex writer, actor and director, directed our award winning short You Know Me. A true character who was Always creating and forever upbeat and encouraging, Darren will be sorely missed.”