His demise was confirmed by his talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, through a statement posted on Tuesday on Twitter.
In a message posted by the agency, it was conveyed, “Our dear friend and client Darren Kent passed away peacefully on Friday. His best buddy and parents were at his side. His family is in our hearts and minds at this trying time. RIP my friend.”
Kent, who was born and raised in Essex and attended Italia Conti, graduating in 2007, had his first major acting role in the 2008 horror film. He was later featured in the Emmy-winning series Game of Thrones, portraying a goatherd in Slavers Bay.
His most recent performance was in the 2023 film Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves as a reanimated corpse. His diverse list of credits also includes Snow White and the Huntsman, Marshal’s Law, Bloody Cuts, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Blood Drive, and Birds Sorrow, among others.
Of note, Kent secured the Best Actor award at the Van D’or Awards in 2012 for his portrayal of Danny, a boy afflicted with a rare skin condition that restricted his exposure to sunlight, in Sunny Boy. Coincidentally, Kent himself faced challenges with a skin disorder, along with osteoporosis and arthritis.
Besides his acting career, he was an accomplished writer and director, having directed the short film You Know Me in 2021, which earned him a January Award, as per Variety.