Game of Thrones actor Ian Gelder dead at 74

Games of Thrones an actor Ian Gelder died at the age of 74.

Gelder played Kevan Lannister, the younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister, in the popular HBO fantasy series.

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He died on May 6 of bile duct cancer, which he had been diagnosed with in December 2023.

Gelder’s husband, Ben Daniels, 59, said his heart was “broken into a million pieces” for his partner of more than 30 years.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart broken into a million pieces that I leave this post to announce the passing of my dear husband and life partner, Ian Gelder,” Daniels wrote On Instagram on Wednesday.

Ben Daniels, right, shared a tribute to her husband Ian Gelder. credit: bendaniels/Instagram

“I had put all work on hold to be his carer, but neither of us had any idea it would happen so quickly.”

He calls Gelder his “absolute rock.”

“If we weren’t together, we talked every day,” Daniels said.

“He was the kindest, most generous and loving human being. He was a wonderful, wonderful actor and everyone who worked with him was touched by his heart and light.

“Honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do without him by my side. He dealt with his terrible illness with such courage, without any self-pity. sometime.

“He was remarkable and will be greatly missed.”

Daniels then explained the photo she posted on Instagram, a selfie of the couple in front of their Christmas tree.

“This photo was taken at Christmas after I got him out of the hospital and even though he had the worst three weeks there, you can still see his joy and love shining through.

“Rest well my sweet Kiani.”

Bile duct cancer is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that forms in the thin tubes that carry bile, a digestive fluid, to the liver, according to Mayo Clinic.

Ian Gelder in Game of Thrones. credit: HBO

It is often diagnosed when the cancer is advanced, making successful treatment difficult to achieve.

Daniels is also known for roles in The Exorcist, Jupiter’s Legacy and Law & Order: London.

His other credits include Doctor Who, Fifteen-Love and His Dark Materials.

Gelder’s agent DPA Management wrote x that it was “a pleasure to represent Ian Gelder during the latter part of his career.

“The world will be a lesser place without him in it. Ian was such a wonderful person and a wonderful actor.

“I know he will be greatly missed by all those who loved him and worked alongside him.”

Gelder appeared in 12 episodes of Game of Thrones as Kevan Lannister, the younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) and one of his most loyal and trusted officers in the Lannister armies.

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