The 7-foot-7 British thesp had a brief but still memorable career on the small and big screens, earning his first credit for a cameo role in X-Men: First Class and subsequently earning parts in films like 47 Ronin, Jupiter Ascending, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In his short-lived Game of Thrones role, Fingleton played Mag the Mighty, aka Mar Tun Doh Weg, in the series' fourth season, a character that was a member of Mance Rayder's wildling army and helped the free-folk breach the wall during the Battle of Castle Black.
Fingleton also portrayed Fisher King on the BBC America's Doctor Who in 2015.
Fingleton was a collegiate and professional basketball player before taking up a screen career and held the distinction of being the United Kingdom's tallest man during his lifetime.
Very sad to hear of the tragic passing of Neil Fingleton.— Ian Whyte (@Ian_Whyte) February 26, 2017
He followed his dreams.
Rest in peace.
Gutted and devastated, RIP Neil Fingleton mate!! - feeling upset— Peter Mann (@petermannwriter) February 25, 2017