In the shadow of all the Oscars gossip a small screen legend, Neil Fingleton, passed away due to heart failure on Saturday. He stood at a mighty 7’7” and had the Guinness World record as the UK’s tallest ever man.
He began to use his great height as a basketball player in England but also started acting at a young age. He is very well known for his roles in TV shows such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Game of Thrones'. He also appeared in large films like' X-Men' and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Tributes to the actor have poured in on Twitter, praising a great actor and role model to all tall people out there.
Neil Fingleton, who played the giant named Mag the Mighty, has sadly passed away at the age of 36. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/NgcdaYRd5M— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) February 26, 2017
Rip to the giant that is Neil fingleton mag the mighty game of thrones rest in peace mate gutted 😥😥😥🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/Wz2GeQRG4G— Gary Windle (@gary_windle) February 26, 2017