Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: Neil Fingleton, 'Game of Thrones' Giant and Former Basketball Player, Dies at 36

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: Neil Fingleton, 'Game of Thrones' Giant and Former Basketball Player, Dies at 36

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Neil Fingleton * One of Britain's tallest men, an actor known for playing the giant Mag the Mighty on HBO's "Game of Thrones," has died.

The 7-foot-7 actor died Saturday (Feb. 25, 2017). He was 36. The cause of death was heart failure, according to British media reports.

The actor was born in Durham in northeastern England in 1980 and was one of three towering siblings. His stature facilitated a basketball career at the University of North Carolina and at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Sam Summerlin * Former Associated Press foreign correspondent Sam Summerlin, who was the first to report the Korean War had ended, has died. He was 89.

He died Monday (Feb. 27, 2017) at a care home in Carlsbad, Calif., from complications of Parkinson's disease, according to his daughter, Claire Slattery of Encinitas, Calif. …

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