The former professional basketball player passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

On Friday (17Mar17), hundreds gathered at Durham Cathedral in Fingleton's birthplace of Durham, England to pay tribute to the seven foot, seven inch (2.3 metre) tall actor.

"The value of a person's life is not in the things you accumulate, but the quality of your relationships, and Neil touched the lives of all of us," his friend Phil Giarusso said at the service.

Fingleton appeared in hit films like X-Men: First Class, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Jupiter Ascending, and TV shows including Doctor Who and Game Of Thrones, in which he portrayed Mag the Mighty.