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28 December 2019 14:33

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Andrew Dunbar death: Game of Thrones extra dies suddenly at home on Christmas Eve

Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar has died suddenly over the Christmas period. According to Belfast Live, the actor who starred in multiple roles on the show during seasons six, seven and eight "died suddenly" at his home in Belfast, Ireland, on Christmas Eve. He was renowned on the set of Game of Thrones in multiple roles, including Alfie Allen's body double for the character Theon Greyjoy. Actor and friend Andy McClay paid tribute to Dunbar. "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. The funeral for Dunbar, who also appeared as an extra in Line of Duty, will take place on Monday (December 30) at Ballywillan Presbyterian Church in Portrush at 2pm.

Andrew passed away this week (Picture: HBO) Game Of Thrones alum Andrew Dunbar sadly passed away on Christmas Eve. The extra, who was in his 30s, is said to have died suddenly in his home in East Belfast the day before Christmas. Pamela Smyth, Head of Crowd Makeup on Game Of Thrones told Belfast Live: 'Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out.' Co-star and friend Andy McClay, added: 'Everyone always wanted Andrew. '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.' Who did Andrew Dunbar play in Game Of Thrones? Andrew was an extra on Game Of Thrones who played a variety of characters and starred as Alfie Allen's body double for the character Theon Greyjoy. Expanding on what it was like working with Andrew, Andy said: '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 did a lot of different things, including working as a Game Of Thrones tour guide which he was brilliant at. Andrew is remembered fondly by GOT cast and crew members (Picture: HBO) Make-up artist Katrina Doran said: 'I first met Andrew when we were filming the epic Battle of the Bastards at Saintfield for season 6 – he was a Northern Ally on John Snow's side of the battle. He was an extra on nearly every job I've worked on – season 6, 7 and 8 on GOT, The Frankenstein Chronicles 2 and on Krypton series 2 so over the years the makeup team got to know him really well. A spokesperson for The Extras Dept highlighted Andrew's notable TV roles in their tribute to him, saying: '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. MORE: From Game Of Thrones to Fleabag: The 50 best TV shows of the decade ranked Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar died suddenly in his home on Christmas Eve, it has emerged.

The extra, who worked as a body double for Theon Greyjoy actor Alfie Allen, reportedly died at his home in Belfast on 23 December. Pamela Smyth, head of Crowd Makeup on the hit HBO show, told Belfast Live: "Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out." Dunbar's co-star and friend Andy McClay said: "Everyone always wanted Andrew. "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." 10 most-searched for TV shows of 2019 Show all 10 left Created with Sketch. Game of Thrones AP 1/10 Killing Eve BBC/BBC America 2/10 9. Netflix/Kobal/REX 6/10 5.

Game of Thrones AP 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. As well as Game of Thrones, Dunbar also appeared as an extra on shows including Line of Duty, Derry Girls and Krypton. "But most of all he'll be remembered by his kind soul and infectious personality," the spokesperson for The Extras Dept said. Game of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar was found dead at his home on Christmas Eve, prompting an outpouring of tributes from his colleagues.

Andrew Dunbar, who was in his thirties, was best recognised from his work on the set of the award-winning series, where he worked for years as an extra. In his acting career, Mr Dunbar also made appearances in other hit shows including Line of Duty and worked as a DJ. Pamela Smyth, head of crowd makeup on Game of Thrones, told Belfast Live: "Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones - Andrew always stood out." Co-star and friend Andy McClay also told the publication: "Everyone always wanted Andrew. 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 did a lot of different things, including working as a Game of Thrones tour guide which he was brilliant at. "I always thought Andrew lived in the moment and he always looked out for everyone else, including me. "So when I heard he'd died suddenly on Christmas Eve, it just broke me. Andrew Dunbar was an absolute gem. How Verizon Media and our partners bring you better ad experiences To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. Like Verizon Media, our partners may also show you ads that they think match your interests. Learn more about how Verizon Media collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data. Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.