A dwarf who came to the world's attention, after Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage mentioned him at the Global Globes has died, aged 42. Martin Henderson was left partially paralysed in "dwarf tossing" incident in a New Zealand bar.

After receiving his Best Support Actor award for the successful HBO series in 2012, Dinklage ended his acceptance speech by talking about Henderson's assault.

He said: "I want to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England. His name is Martin Henderson. Google him."

#Henderson then afterwards began trending across the world.

Henderson was out celebrating his 37th birthday on 7 October, 2011 when he had stepped outside for a cigarette. During the assault, he was grabbed by a drunken yob who held him upside down by his ankles, before dropping him to the floor.

He suffered from spinal stenosis and needed to use a walking frame for the rest of his life as a result of the incident.

The 4ft 2in Hollywood actor, blamed the England rugby union team for the assault, as the team captain Mike Tindall was photographed holding a dwarf upside down by the ankles during a "dwarf tossing" event.

"I couldn't believe it when I heard Tindall and the England team were involved in dwarf throwing," Henderson told The Sun. "People see stars like him doing it and think it's acceptable. That could be why it happened to me. The thug thought it was funny."

Henderson reportedly died a few months ago, according to former partner Rebecca Henderson.
On February 17 this year, he also was allegedly kidnapped at his home in Milborne Port, Somerset. Two men reportedly broke into his home and made him drive to a bank.

Both men have since been charged with robbing his mobile phone and a bottle of aftershave, and have been charged with having unlawfully and by force or fraud took or carried Henderson away against his will.

They are due to stand trial next year.