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`Game of Thrones` actor JJ Murphy passes away at 86

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 15:07

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Actor JJ Murphy breathed his last on Friday at the age of 86- just four days after shooting his first scenes for the fifth season of the popular show `Game of Thrones`.

The Irish actor, who was about to join the cast of the `Game of Thrones`, as Ser Denys Mallister, collapsed and died on Friday ( August 8) in Northern Ireland, the place where the latest season of the show is being shot.

It has also been learnt that the actor was quite excited about the new TV show and was about to shoot further scenes for it.

Murphy was also due to appear in vampire film `Dracula Untold`, directed by Gary Shore. In it, he played the role of a village elder.

`Game of Thrones` producers, DB Weiss and David Benioff said that they will not recast the actor`s role and stated that Murphy was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister they could have hoped for.

First Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 15:07
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