Andrew Dunbar dead – Brit Game of Thrones actor dies suddenly at home as colleagues pay tribute

GAME of Thrones actor Andrew Dunbar died suddenly at his Belfast home on Christmas Eve. The extra, aged in his 30s, from Portrush, also appeared in hit BBC show Line of Duty as well as the award winning HBO drama, reports Belfast Live. Pamela Smyth, Head of Crowd Makeup on Game of Thrones, said that Andrew “stood out” from the thousands of other extras on the set. She said: “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out. “Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul – he will be missed by all the GOT family.” Fellow actor and friend Andy McClay also paid tribute to his “special” pal who also worked as a DJ. He said: “Everyone always wanted Andrew. There was just something about him that was special. “People always felt good around him, happy, excited for the day’s work and there was always a lot of fun when he was around. “I’d say most of us felt the same when we came on set, we wanted Andrew to be there, we’d search him out. He was like a gel that kept us all together. “A lot of people plan to travel to attend his funeral; actors, directors, make-up and many, many more. Everyone who met Andrew loved him. “He did a lot of different things, including working as a Game of Thrones tour guide which he was brilliant at. “He could have made it as a professional actor but he really wanted to do his art and DJ. For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online, where we will bring you live updates as soon as they happen, before anyone else. Like us on Facebook at, and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSun, where we will bring you this story and all the rest of the top news and exclusives of the day. is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video