Darren Kent who was well known for his outstanding performance in Game of Thrones passed away this month. His death has affected the entertainment industry greatly. On August 11, Kent, who was in his late 30s, passed away unexpectedly. He was from Essex, and in 2007 after graduating from Italia Conti, he began his climb to fame. His performance as the Goatherd in Game of Thrones is what made him famous despite the fact that he had performed amazingly in the 2008 horror film Mirrors.

Darren Kent
Darren Kent

Kent was successful in movies as well as on television. He demonstrated his versatility by playing a resurrected corpse in the recent 2023 movie Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. All of those who knew Kent were shocked and grieved his untimely death.

Darren Kent was much more than just an actor

The entertainment industry now has a great void as actor Darren Kent, known for his appearances in hit television series including Game of Thrones, EastEnders, and the BBC’s Les Misérables remake passed away. Kent an actor from Southend-on-Sea, was not only a gifted artist but also a devoted supporter. He was the supporter of Equal People Performing Arts which is a nonprofit organization that aimed at promoting diversity in the performing arts.

Lee Mead, a fellow patron of Kent, paid touching tribute to the late actor on Twitter following the actor’s passing on Friday. Mead recalled Kent with affection as a “fine actor” who continually gave others his time and encouragement. The Italia Conti Stage School was just the beginning of Kent’s artistic adventure and in addition to performing, he also experimented with directing and screenwriting.

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Darren Kent
Darren Kent

When Kent’s short film, You Know Me, won Best Director and Best Short Film at the prestigious London International Monthly Film Festival in 2021, his artistic abilities were further recognized. Kent passed away in the presence of his loving family and closest friends, according to a statement from his agency, Carey Dodd Associates.

The final tweet from Darren Kent before his passing went viral

Just a few weeks before he passed away at the age of 36, Darren Kent captured many people’s hearts with a touching Twitter post. Even though he struggled with osteoporosis, arthritis, and a very unusual skin condition early in his career, Kent was nonetheless a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. In his tweet, which was published on July 24, he shared a beautiful image and added an encouraging message. The caption read “To infinity and beyond!” The post shows that the actor was happy before he tragically passed away.

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Darren Kent
Darren Kent

The tweet received more than 3,000 views. Kent’s positive attitude and strong spirit is the reason why he had so many fans. Over 5,000 people followed Kent on Twitter. On June 18, he even took the time to answer Daniel Keeble’s open letter, expressing his gratitude for the comments made about a recent production called Alleviate, in which Kent had a starring role. Keeble’s emotional reaction goes on to highlight how Kent had touched the lives of all the people he was associated with.

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Source: Daily Mail 

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