Former Holy Cross Basketball Star and Game of Thrones Actor Fingleton Dead at 36
Monday, February 27, 2017
He was 36-years-old.
Fingleton, the tallest British-born man and tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft. 6 inches, arrived in Worcester at the age of 16 and played basketball at Holy Name High school for coach J.P. Ricciardi. As a junior, he lead Holy Name to the 1999 Central MA Division I championship.
As a senior, Fingleton earned McDonald’s All-American status attended the University of North Carolina for two seasons before transferring to Holy Cross.
At Holy Cross, Fingleton appeared in 33 games over two seasons, but was bothered by various injuries.
Following his College Career, Fingleton played professionally in Spain, China, Italy, Greece and England before becoming an actor.
Fingleton in Acting
Singleton’s most notable acting role came in 2014 when he played the giant Mag the Mighty in HBO’s "Game of Thrones."
He also played the villain The Fisher King in “Doctor Who,” and appeared in several other movies.
Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History
Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament
The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons.
After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81.
Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game.
Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game
Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne.
The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.
Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.
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