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

Actor worked on shows including Derry Girls and Line of Duty

Roisin O'Connor
Saturday 28 December 2019 10:03
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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. He was in his thirties.

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. There was just something about him that was special.

“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.”

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.

“He was so versatile we could cast him in anything, he was such a talented performer he would always end up being featured, and he was so adored that he was always requested by productions again and again.”

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. “Thank you for all you did for us Andrew. We will miss you dearly.”

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