Game Of Thrones Irish Actor Hogg Dies At 65

The Game Of Throne has lost another member B.J. Hogg, a Northern Irish actor at the age of 65. However, the cause of death has not been revealed. He last appeared in the first season of Game Of Thrones on HBO. He was also known for his work in The Fall.

Hogg’s Career

Give My Head Peace actor BJ Hogg aka 'Big Mervyn' has died aged 65 ...
B.J. Career was Overwhelming

The great actor was born in Lisburn in 1955. Hogg started his career as a musician touring the U.K. and Ireland. He also had immense theater experience. He was performing in venues such as London’s Royal Court and the National Theater of Belarus in Minsk. Hogg left everyone mesmerized by his acting performances.

Hogg portrayed the role of Addam Marbrand in the first season, but his performance made the character memorable. He also played a central part in the 1996 short film Dance Lexie Dance, which was nominated for an Oscar. 

The Fame From ‘Give My Head Peace’

BBC One - Give My Head Peace, The Farce Awakens
The Give My Head Peace was a great success

Many U.K. viewers, however, know Hogg’s best long-running BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace in which he starred as Big Mervyn on the show for over 20 years. The actor also recently toured with cast of Give My Head Peace in a stage production.

The industry Is In Deep Sorrow.

Game Of Thrones and The Fall actor BJ Hogg dies aged 65 | Metro News
The whole industry show condolence

BJ Hogg’s agent Geoff Stanton said, “there just weren’t the words” to express his shock and sadness at the news of his death. He also mentions to BBC news, “His family must be devastated, and my heart goes out to them. He was just one of the nicest people I know, or knew — he is going to be such a loss.”

The hole in the wall gang, the comedy group behind the Give My Head Peace issued the statement following his death:

“B.J. is part of the Give My Head Peace family,” the statement read. “He was a fine actor, a great colleague, and a true friend. Our thoughts are with his wife Elish, son Nathan and daughter Abigail at this time.”

Tim Mc Garry tweet on Hogg death

Sources: Comicbook, ew

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