posted on Facebook. “His parents and best friend by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time.“Darren was not only a talented actor, director and writer, he was truly one of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting,” continued the post. “It has been a privilege and pleasure to have been a part of his journey.
RIP my friend.”Kent’s official cause of death has yet to be determined.The Essex, UK-born actor got his start in 2008 when he appeared in the film “Mirrors” and alongside Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron in the 2012 action film “Snow White and the Huntsman.”Kent rose to prominence after appearing in a 2014 episode of “Game of Thrones as a goatherder from Slavers Bay.In addition to his time on “Thrones,” the actor worked with “24” star Kiefer Sutherland and “The Crown’s” Dominic West.
According to the actor’s IMBD page, Kent appeared in the star-studded “Dungeons and Dragons” film as a corpse. Since news of the actor’s death was announced, several colleagues and friends have come forward with their condolences. “Darren was an amazing human being and so special,” wrote Lee Mead, who starred in one of Kent’s films. “Always giving of his time to people and always so positive.
A fine actor too and he achieved so much as well. Such heartbreaking news.”The Mushroom Theatre Company, where Kent got his big acting break, also posted a tribute. “So very very sad to hear about the passing of our patron @darrenpaulkent,” wrote the theatre company.