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Neil Fingleton, Mag the Mighty of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies at 36

Feb 27, 2017 - The New York Times

Correction Appended

Neil Fingleton, the 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty on the hit HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” died on Saturday. He was 36.

The Tall Persons Club said Mr. Fingleton, who was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2007 as Britain’s tallest man, died on Saturday, but did not say where he died. British news media reports said the cause was heart failure.

Mr. Fingleton, who was born in Durham, in northeast England, told the G...