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'Game Of Thrones' Actor JJ Murphy Has Died At Age 86

Reported by Outsiders - 2014.08.11

In other sadden news, veteran Northern Ireland actor JJ Murphy has passed away at the age of 86 after he collapsed on Friday. His passing comes just four days after shooting his first scenes for the fifth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Murphy was cast last month as Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night’s Watch. Creators and executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff said the role will not be recast. "We will not be recasting J.J. Murphy. He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended," they said in a statement. A cause of death was not immediately announced.

Source: Deadline

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