Some sad news has emerged this morning. The body double for Theon, the legendary character from Game of Thrones, has tragically passed away in his 30's.
Andrew Dunbar from Northern Ireland was a much loved actor who was a welcome face on Game of Thrones as well as Line of Duty.
Everybody who worked with him, claimed he was a beautiful soul who worked incredibly hard on set.
Keep scrolling to learn more about Game of Thrones and Andrew's tragic death.
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
Game of Thrones first aired in 2011.It ran for an epic 8 seasons before finally reaching its conclusion earlier this year.
The show was set in the fictional world of Westeros.And although it certainly had many fantastical aspects, it really centered around the deeply human characters.
It was really huge in scale.The dedication showrunners put in to create believable settings and well-rounded characters (and seemingly hundreds of them) made the fantasy seem oddly believable.
Of course, there were some unbelievable aspects.Although even the dragons seemed somehow par for the course in this epic, political drama.
The show wasn't totally original, though.
via: AmazonGame of Thrones was based on a series of fantasy novels called A Song of Ice & Fire, by esteemed writer George R.R. Martin.
Martin was a big name in the fantasy scene.
via: WikipediaAnd he's been very productive in his time, creating many more fantasy worlds than just the famous Westeros.
It was clear Game of Thrones creators were taking the show seriously.Because they ensured Martin was included in the show's creation, making sure the series stayed true to his original vision.
And fans appreciated it.For the first seasons, Game of Thrones gained a cult following, many of whom loved the shows epic scale and attention to detail.
That is, until season eight.After a two-year hiatus, the show returned for its final season earlier this year - but got distinctly mixed reviews.
And let's not even get started on the show's finale.Many Game of Thrones fans were bitterly disappointed in the way the fates of their favorite characters (and of Westeros overall) were handled.
In fact, fans were pretty annoyed.Angry Game of Throners created a "Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers," which picked up more than 1.7 million signatures.
The main 2 people fans were annoyed at?
via: Getty ImagesShow creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The petition read, the two "have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on."
Fans felt the two had ruined what Martin had started."This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"
But the show's stars reacted pretty poorly.Jon Snow (or Kit Harrington) told Esquire, "How I feel about the show right now is quite defiant. I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season - and I don't mean to sound mean about critics here - but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgment on it, in my head they can go **** themselves."
And that's not all.
Harrington wasn't the only one.Sophie Turner, wife of Joe Jonas and actress behind Sansa Stark, also called the petition "disrespectful."
Now for the sad news.Today we learnt some very sad news. One of the shows most loved extras, Andrew Dunbar, tragically passed away on Christmas Eve.
Dunbar was only in his thirties.
Andrew Dunbar, a great man and loyal Stark bannerman, passed away today. He, along with Andy the Extra, was what ma… https://t.co/QKtOGjdtUT— RedditFreeFolk (@RedditFreeFolk)1577296886.0
He also starred in other shows.
RIP to a great guy I had the immense pleasure of working with on Game of Thrones. A true gent who will be missed… https://t.co/OioveYu3Wn— Jesse Morris (@Jesse Morris)1577395767.0
He's been hailed as a beautiful soul.
Initially I wasn’t going to post anything but now I see the value in everyone sharing their thoughts on the loss of… https://t.co/AhwQBOUk9M— Graham Smith (@Graham Smith)1577404985.0
I’ll never make any sense of it. He was a true person, a talent, kind and decent man and he had a full and good heart. His DJ sets were amazing and when he did one set for Game of Thrones, he ended up doing them all for the end of season parties.