We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
John Stahl, who portrayed Rickard Karstark on HBO’s Game of Thrones for two seasons, has died at the age of 68. His death was confirmed in a statement to Deadline by his agent, Amanda Fitzalan Howard.
“An actor of remarkable skill and a stalwart of Scottish theatre,” Howard said in her statement, adding, “He died on the [Scottish] Isle of Lewis on March 2, 2022, and is survived by his wife, Jane Paton.”
Stahl’s supporters and other artists went to social media after hearing the devastating news of his passing and expressed touching condolences to the actor.
“We were fortunate to work with John on Mary Stuart and The James Plays,” The National Theatre of Scotland wrote on Twitter. “His passing is a huge loss to the industry, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.”
He was also a regular in the theatrical scene. He performed at The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre, according to The Independent.
His fellow Take The High Road actor Derek Lord, also paid his own tribute as he recalled working with the actor. “Sorry to hear my old High Road colleague John Stahl has passed.”
“I remember him being upset when some idiot in production decided to drop his character’s name Inverdarroch and use Tom Kerr instead. He’ll always be Inverdarroch to me, the only man to best Sneddon in a fair fight.”
Rest in peace.
Reactions to 'Game Of Thrones’ Actor John Stahl Passed Away
Sad to hear we have lost the actor John Stahl— Helen Johnson💙 🇺🇦 (@helstu89) March 4, 2022
RIP #Inverdarroch #HighRoad pic.twitter.com/mkGc8a3cEg
R.I.P. GAME OF THRONES ACTOR John Stahl. YOU WILL BE MISSED.— FALCONSTEVE (@FALCONSTEVE1997) March 5, 2022
Rest in Peace John Stahl— Jessamine (@geeky_Jessamine) March 4, 2022
Our Rickard Karstark ❤️😇 pic.twitter.com/69YYgzQPXG
RIP JOHN STAHL ACOR FROM GAME OF THRONES MAY ANGELS BE WITH U pic.twitter.com/5sf40k6B5R— JessicaLyne (@shorts48) March 5, 2022
Aw! To me he will always be Inverdarroch! RIP. https://t.co/MnSTvDa9fs— ❤️🔥Enid❤️🔥 (@enid_eyeglass) March 5, 2022
RIP. I'll always remember this iconic line from him "Kill me, and be cursed. You are no king of mine." https://t.co/QdjNtHTFgf pic.twitter.com/Pyh7f6mpa2— IA ☄️ (@iIAx102) March 5, 2022