Funeral of Games of Thrones star Neil Fingleton to be held in Durham today

A funeral service for Neil Fingleton (left) will be held today

A funeral service for Neil Fingleton (left) will be held today

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A funeral service for Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton will be held in Durham today.

The actor, who was Britain's tallest man, died last month at the age of 36.

Neil, from Durham City, who stood just under 7ft 8in tall, is believed to have died from heart failure.

The former American professional basketball player became a TV and film star and won a legion of fans for his portrayal of Mag the Mighty in the hit fantasy series.

He also appeared in movies X-Men: First Class and Avengers: Age of Ultron and as The Fisher King in Doctor Who.

Friends and family will pay their respects at a service at Durham Cathedral at 2pm today, followed by interment at Belmont Cemetery.