Actor J.J. Murphy, of Northern Ireland is dead at 86, just days after filming his first scenes for Game of Thrones Season 5. He collapsed and died on Friday.
The Belfast Telegraph reports he also had a role in the soon-to-be-released Dracula movie, which was shot in Northern Ireland. In Game of Thrones, he was cast as Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night's Watch in the hit HBO series.
"We will not be recasting J.J. Murphy," Thrones producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff said in a statement. "He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended.”
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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