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Game Of Thrones and The Fall actor BJ Hogg dies at the age of 65

Tribute was paid to Game Of Thrones actor BJ Hogg after his death at the age of 65.

Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the actor was best known for his role in the HBO drama as Addam Marbrand and for parts in BBC’s The Fall and Big Mervyn in the BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace.

The comedy team behind Give My Head Peace, the Hole in the Wall gang, said in a statement, ‘BJ is part of the Give My Head Peace family.

Much missed: Tributes were paid to Game Of Thrones actor BJ Hogg after his death at age 65 (above as Addam Marbrand in GOT)

Much missed: Tributes were paid to Game Of Thrones actor BJ Hogg after his death at age 65 (above as Addam Marbrand in GOT)

“He was a great actor, a great colleague and a real friend. Our thoughts are currently with his wife Elish, son Nathan and daughter Abigail. ‘

BJ agent Geoff Stanton told Mailonline: “We just want to say that we are all devastated by the news of BJ’s passing and express our deepest condolences to his wife Elish and the whole family.

BJ was an exceptionally fine actor with a huge reach dramatic and a gift for comedy.

“But more than that, he was a great person, and no bad word was ever said about him. It was a privilege to represent and know him. He will be a great loss to our industry and to everyone who knew him.

Iconic: Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the actor was also known for his role as Big Mervyn in the BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace.

Iconic: Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the actor was also known for his role as Big Mervyn in the BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace.

Iconic: Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the actor was also known for his role as Big Mervyn in the BBC Northern Ireland comedy series Give My Head Peace.

An online biography of the actor said that he was born in April 1955.

BJ traveled the world as an actor, writer and director and was a classically trained musician who toured with Big Bands.

He has performed at the Lyric Theater in Belfast and at international locations in Russia and elsewhere.

He was also known for his performance in the 1996 film Dance Lexie Dance, which was nominated in the Best Live Action Short Film category at the Oscars.

Peter Johnston, director of BBC NI, said: ‘BJ was a great comedy talent and a beloved character in our long running sitcom, Give My Head Peace.

Role: He also played the father of the murder victim Sarah Kay in the critically acclaimed TV series The Fall in 2013

Role: He also played the father of the murder victim Sarah Kay in the critically acclaimed TV series The Fall in 2013

Role: He also played the father of the murder victim Sarah Kay in the critically acclaimed TV series The Fall in 2013

Many people will also remember his performance in the Oscar-nominated Dance Lexie Dance.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this sad and difficult time.”

Give My Head Peace co-star Tim McGarry said, ‘BJ is not just a colleague of ours or a great actor, he’s not just a friend, he’s part of the’ Give My Head Peace ‘family and we’re a family .

“I was on stage with him a few weeks ago and it’s just heartbreaking.

“He was such a nice guy. BJ, as you probably know, was a big boy, but he was also a big softie and it’s just so, so sad. ‘

Fan favorite: The comedy team behind Give My Head Peace, the Hole in the Wall gang, said in a statement, 'BJ is part of the Give My Head Peace family'

Fan favorite: The comedy team behind Give My Head Peace, the Hole in the Wall gang, said in a statement, 'BJ is part of the Give My Head Peace family'

Fan favorite: The comedy team behind Give My Head Peace, the Hole in the Wall gang, said in a statement, ‘BJ is part of the Give My Head Peace family’

Tribute: Give My Head Peace co-star Tim McGarry said the cast was 'shocked and broken' at BJ's death

Tribute: Give My Head Peace co-star Tim McGarry said the cast was 'shocked and broken' at BJ's death

Tribute: Give My Head Peace co-star Tim McGarry said the cast was ‘shocked and broken’ at BJ’s death

He also tweeted, “Everyone associated with #GiveMyHeadPeace is shocked and heartbroken by the sudden death of our dear friend and colleague BJ Hogg. We lost a family member. Thanks for all the laughter BJ. ‘

BJ played knight Addam Marbrand in the first series of Game Of Thrones.

He also played the father of murder victim Sarah Kay in the critically acclaimed TV series The Fall in 2013.

Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald of Coronation Street, shared a photo of him with BJ and paid tribute to his dear friend.

He wrote: “St Peter’s have a gig tonight! Very sad.

‘We loved each other very much, nothing to do with acting, the art or something like that, we …

“God love y” BJ, with a Black Bush precious heart. ‘

Missed: Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald of Coronation Street, shared a photo of him with BJ and paid tribute to his dear friend

Missed: Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald of Coronation Street, shared a photo of him with BJ and paid tribute to his dear friend

Missed: Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald of Coronation Street, shared a photo of him with BJ and paid tribute to his dear friend

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