JJ Murphy has died at 86 years old – Denys Mallister Game of Thrones Actor Dies
JJ Murphy, also known as Game of Thrones Shadow Tower Commander Ser Deny, has died at 86 years of age after filming his first few scenes for the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. After 4 days of filming on set Northern Irish actor JJ Murphy collapsed and died.
JJ Murphy was a veteran stage actor, performing in movies like Cal (1984), Oscar-nominated Angela’s Ashes (1999), and Dracula Untold which will be released in theaters this October 17th.
Game of Thrones producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff said in a statement:
“We will not be recasting J.J. Murphy. He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended.”