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Game of Thrones actor dies after cancer battle as The Crown star husband pays tribute

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Game of Thrones actor Ian Gelder has sadly passed away after losing his fight with bile duct cancer at the age of just 74. Confirming the news of his death on Tuesday evening, his husband, fellow actor and star of The Crown, Ben Daniels broke the heartbreaking news on social media.

In an emotional post, Ben wrote: “It is with huge huge sadness and a heavy heart broken into a million pieces that I’m leaving this post to announce the passing of my darling husband and life partner Ian Gelder." Opening up about Ian's cause of death, Ben continued: “Ian was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in December and yesterday he passed at 1.07pm.

I’d stopped all work to be his carer but neither of us had any idea that it would all be so fast. "He was my absolute rock and we’d been partners for more than 30 years.

If we weren’t together we spoke to each other everyday." In a heartfelt tribute to his late husband, Ben added: “He was the kindest, most generous spirited and loving human being.

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