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The tallest man in UK and the popular actor, Neil Fingleton has passed away. Know about his journey including married life and family

Updated On 01 Mar, 2017 Published On 01 Mar, 2017
The tallest man in UK and the popular actor, Neil Fingleton has passed away. Know about his journey including married life and family

Neil Fingleton was an American actor and britian's tallest man with height 7 ft 7 inch, He has not been married but dated girlfriend. he does not have any children. He persued career in acting and recently died on 25th February 2017.

The tallest British man and the tallest actor in Hollywood, Neil Fingleton is no longer among us. Recently, he passed away leaving us heartbroken and shattered.

He was one of the promising actors in the industry as he featured in many A-list movies like 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves, Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis and portrayed his very famous role "Mag the Mighty" in blockbuster hit TV series "Game of Thrones".     

Unfortunately, this big man suffered an unexpected death on February 25, 2017, which was a great loss and everyone paid heartfelt tribute to the talented actor and a beautiful soul, Neil.

Apart from being recognized as the tallest British man, he had a lot of bitter-sweet experiences that needs to hear by all of us. So, today, let's take a moment to know the adorable giant and take a peek on how his life went.

Death of beloved actor Neil Fingleton at the early age of 36

The tallest man in the Britain and Guinness Book of Record holder Neil has sadly passed away at the age of 36. He died on February 25,

He died on February 25, 2017, as a result of heart failure, however, the major cause of death has yet to be established.

Source: Daily Mail

The bereaved family members of Neil are in deep shock and sadness due to this sudden and unfortunate incident.

Daily Mail reports that the basketball player turned actor died due to sudden lethal heart failure on Saturday, February 25 in his own home.

Neil with his mother


Source: Daily Mail

Fans all over the world took this to social media and expressed their deep sorrow at his death.

A Facebook group called The Tall Persons Club posted: 'Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton Britain's Tallest man passed away on Saturday.

Fans and veterans with whom he's worked with paid heartfelt tribute to the late actor Neil through tweets and posts.

Mag the Mighty, a happy go, lucky man, dated his girlfriend

The tallest actor who used to played basketball in college and also as a professional basketball player for U.S., was a cool guy as he called himself "a happy go lucky guy".

Source: BBC

Back in 2007, in an interview with The Journal, Neil revealed all the experiences he had with a public regarding his height.

According to him, he didn't have any problem with his height as he thought it was pretty awesome to be that tall.


Source: Daily Mail

The 7 feet and 7 inches, gentle giant told,

"To be the tallest is like a special gift, it’s unique. I’ve never had any problems with my height. The thing people have to understand is being exceptionally tall is not a disease – it’s just a genetic thing.”

He also shared that the most frequently asked question to him was "What's the weather up there?" to which he used to reply "Pretty Good!"

Neil with Jack and the Beanstalk co-star, former Coronation Street actress Jenny Platt

Source: Dancing ledge

Also, most of you might not know this, but Neil used to date his long time girlfriend, Rebecca Bristol who was 5 ft.10 inch.

According to Neil, his girlfriend always liked tall men and that's why she finds Neil fascinating and exotic.

Later the two broke up and moved on with their lives. In his entire life time, he has dated a lot of women of normal height and they never had any problem with his giant figure.

Source: Daily Mail

Apart from his girlfriend, Neil is also famous among the ladies as he gets lots of attention from females as they are fascinated by his height and personality.

Neil starred in Game of Thrones and a number of hit movies

The basketball player turned actor Neil's career took a major turn when he was announced as Britain's tallest man and won the Guinness World Record award.

In 2007, he did  British Documentaries, Britain's Tallest Men and Superhuman: Giants, which became a stepping stone to his acting career.

Later, in 2013, he got to work along with Keanu Reeves in movie 47 Ronin playing as a Giant Armored warrior, Brute.  After wards, he also featured in 2015, sci-fi movie

Afterward, he also featured in 2015, sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending and grabbed a lot of public attention.

Neil playing as Brute in 47 Ronin


His critically acclaimed role includes his popular role "Mag the Mighty" in Game of Thrones where he portrayed a character of a giant, supporting the Wildlings.

Neil as Mag the Mighty

Source: Revistalevelup

Here's a video of Big Neil's interview having a laugh on BBC's show. Enjoy watching!

Well, as it's inevitable that this big and wonderful man, Neil will never return back, but his memories will always remain alive among us.

We will really miss him and MarriedWiki expresses our heartfelt condolences to Neil and his bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.

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