Neil Fingleton, English actor, basketball player and Britain’s tallest man in 2007 at 7 ft 7.56 inches, has passed away. The actor’s credits include X-Men: First Class, 47 Ronin, HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Jupiter Ascending, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Doctor Who.
Fingleton was born in Durham, England in 1980. He attended high school and college in the U.S. and played for the ABA’s Boston Frenzy during the 2004-2005 season. He later went on to play professionally in Greece, Italy and Spain.
The case of death has not been confirmed, however multiple reports say he suffered heart failure on Saturday. He was 36.