Britain’s tallest man who stood at 7ft 7in has died aged 36. Basketball player-turned-actor Neil Fingleton suffered a lethal heart failure on Saturday.
He most famously played the giant Mag The Mighty in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.
The 7ft 7in star was named the tallest man in the UK and European Union in 2007 and was among the 25 tallest men in the world.
He studied at the University of North Carolina in the US and had a successful basketball career playing in America, Spain, China, Italy, Greece and England.
After turning to acting Fingleton, who grew up in County Durham, appeared in Dr Who, X-men: First Class, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Game of Thrones.