His death was confirmed by his talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday.
“It is with profound sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and client Darren Kent passed away peacefully on Friday,” the agency wrote. “His parents and his best friend [were] From his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family at this difficult time. RIP my friend.
Kent was born and raised in Essex and attended Italia Conti, where he graduated in 2007. His first big acting role was in the 2008 horror ‘Mirrors’. He then appeared in an episode from “Game of Thrones,” playing a goatherd in Slavers Bay, and most recently played a reanimated corpse in the 2023 movie “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.”
His additional credits include “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “Marshal’s Law”, “Bloody Cuts”, “The Frankenstein Chronicles”, “Blood Drive”, “Les Miserables”, “Green Fingers”, “EastEnders”, “Happy Hours”, “”Love Without Walls” and “The Sorrow of Birds”.
Kent notably won Best Actor at the Van D’or Awards in 2012 for his role as Danny, a boy with a rare skin condition that prevented him from being in the sun, in “Sunny Boy.” Like his character in the film, Kent also struggled with a skin disorder, in addition to osteoporosis and arthritis. He was also an award-winning screenwriter and director, having directed the 2021 short “You Know Me,” which won him a January award.