One of the renowned actors from Northern Ireland, BJ Hogg, who appeared in critically acclaimed Game of Thrones has sadly passed away at the 65.
The actor recently suffered from short illness that ultimately took his life away from this world on 30 April 2020. The actor peacefully died at his home moments after he celebrated his 65th birthday on the same day.
Hogg previously was a trained Chef but later turned into the musician and then started acting in various blockbuster shows. Apart from playing Ser Addam Marbrand in Game of Thrones, he subsequently appeared in BBC’s The Fall sharing the scree with popular actress Gillian Anderson.
Hogg’s career lasted for about four decades and through all those years he spent playing Big Mervyn in the BBC Northern Ireland TV show called Give My Head Peace. His acting years for the Give My Head Peace lasted more than 20 years.
He was survived by his wife Elish, and children Nathan and Abigailhe. The cause of death is still unknown but the actor will always be cherished for his work in the entertainment industry.
St Peter’s havin a geg tonight! Very sad. We were very fond of each other, nothing to do with acting, the arts, or any of that stuff, we just ……. God love y’ BJ, havin a Black Bush dear heart. XXX. pic.twitter.com/4KxzTXFiS4
— Charlie Lawson (@charlie_lawson1) April 30, 2020