Game Of Thrones’ JJ Murphy dies just 4 days into filming of new season

Game Of Thrones actor JJ Murphy has died just four days after starting the filming of his scenes for the upcoming Series 5.

JJ Murphy

by Emmeline Saunders |
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The 86-year-old collapsed and died on Friday afternoon but the cause of his death has not yet been determined.

He had been cast as Ser Denys Mallister, the eldest member of the Night’s Watch, and producers of the hit HBO show have announced they won’t be recasting his part.

Creators DB Weiss and David Benioff told The Independent: “We will not be recasting JJ Murphy.

“He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended.”

The veteran actor had also appeared in Angela’s Ashes and the upcoming Dracula Untold, in which he plays a village elder.

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