JJ Murphy, new 'Game of Thrones' cast member, dies

August 11, 2014 8:05 PM

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JJ Murphy, new 'Game of Thrones' cast member, dies

(CNN) -- JJ Murphy, an actor who was set to join the "Game of Thrones" cast, died August 8, his agent said. He was 86.

Murphy had been cast in the role of Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night's Watch on HBO's hit series. The Belfast Telegraph reported that the actor died just four days after filming his first scenes on "Game of Thrones."

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