Beloved actor, BJ Hogg, has sadly passed away on his birthday aged sixty-five.
The star was well known for his role in HBO’s smash hit series, Game of Thrones.
He first hit our screens back in 1984, in the TV movie Four Days in July.
But has gone on to travel the world as an actor, writer, and director.
He was even a classically trained musician.
Though his lucrative acting career has taken him from theatre to the big screen.
He was the only European actor to be invited to play with an all-Russian cast in the stage play, Threshold, in Moscow Arts Theatre.
Including The Fall and Give My Head Peace.
He played the role of the father Lexie in Dance Lexie Dance, which was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the Oscars in 1998.
He leaves behind his wife Elish, son Nathan and daughter Abigail.
As the news of his death reached social media, tributes began to pour in.
“He was such a great man, a big personality, and a terrific actor. His family must be devastated and my heart goes out to them.”
The team behind Give My Head Peace also paid tribute.
Such a huge loss to the acting world.
“BJ appeared in many plays in the theatre over the years, including Martin Lynch’s The Interrogation of Ambrose Fogarty & The Hidden Curriculum by Graham Reid.”
“My dad and I would sit every Friday night and watch Give My Head Peace religiously.”
“Only saw him on stage last month in the brilliant Give My Head Peace show at The Ulster Hall. RIP.”
The star was perhaps best known for his role in Game of Thrones.
In the hit show he starred as Ser Addam Marbrand, one of the chief knights in the service of Tywin Lannister and old friend of his son, Jaime.
Game of Thrones fans around the world are truly devastated.
Such devastating news. Thoughts are with his family and friends.