Game Of Thrones star Alfie Allen has spoken for the first time since the death of his stunt double Andrew Dunbar.
Andrew tragically died suddenly at his Belfast home on Christmas Eve at the age of 33.
Tributes from his TV colleagues and actor friends have been paid following news of his death.
Alfie addressed the devastating news on his Instagram story, writing: “Andrew was an actor who was also a stand-in as Theon on GoT.
“Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.
“To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. RIP Andrew xxx.”
More tributes flooded in for the star as many reflected on their memories with Andrew.
Head of Crowd Makeup Game of Thrones Pamela Smyth told the Belfast Live: “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out.”
While co-star and friend Andy McClay also told the publication: “Everyone always wanted Andrew. There was just something about him that was special.
“People always felt good around him – happy, excited for the day’s work and there was always a lot of fun when he was around.”
Andy continued: “I’d say most of us felt the same when we came on set, we wanted Andrew to be there, we’d search him out. He was like a gel that kept us all together.
“A lot of people plan to travel to attend his funeral; actors, directors, make-up and many, many more. Everyone who met Andrew loved him.
“He did a lot of different things, including working as a Game of Thrones tour guide which he was brilliant at.
“He could have made it as a professional actor but he really wanted to do his art and DJ.”