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UK's tallest man Neil Fingleton dies

Press Association logoPress Association 26/02/2017 Francesca Gosling

Game Of Thrones star and Britain's tallest man, Neil Fingleton has reportedly died.

The 7'7" (2.3 metres) star played Mag The Mighty in the fantasy series and also took on roles in X-Men: First Class and Jupiter Ascending.

According to reports, he passed away following heart failure on Saturday.

A statement posted on the Tall Persons Club group Facebook page on Sunday read: "Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton Britain's Tallest man passed away on Saturday.

"Neil became Britain's Tallest man in 2007 passing the height of Chris Greener.

"Neil started off in basketball in the USA before becoming a actor and starring in the X-men first class and also recently in the Game of Thrones."

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