Bridgerton is currently the most watched show on Netflix UK as people have taken to binging the period drama series, which stars Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page.
Based on Julia Quinn's bestselling novels, the show centres around the Bridgerton family: Violet, Lady Bridgerton; her four sons, Anthony, Benedict, Colin and Gregory and her four daughters, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca and Hyacinth.
There are eight episodes in total, and those who have already made it to the final have been questioning who Brian Nickels is as the episode was dedicated to him.
As the final episode came to an end, a short but sweet dedication came up on the screen before the credits that read: "In Loving Memory of Brian Nickels."
Who was Brian Nickels?
Brian Nickels was a stunt performer who had been working in the film and TV industry for over 20 years before his death in January 2020.
Brian died suddenly aged 54 following a cardiac arrest at his home in West London, leaving behind his wife Simone and his two young children, Sienna and Rocco.
Born in August 1965, Brian spent the early part of his career as a professional boxer before retiring at age 25.
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He then became a stunt performer in many movies and TV shows including Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Jurassic World and many, many more.
One of his first appearances on screen was in Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies back in 1997.
Brian is credited as a stunt co-ordinator for Bridgerton and pictures of him on social media have shown him working on the boxing scenes.
Martins Imhangbe, who played the Duke’s friend Will, posted a dedication to Brian shortly after his death to thank him for being such a positive influence in his life.
"Brian, immensely grateful that our paths crossed and for the dynamic and positive impact you’ve had in my life for the past months – you’ve always had my corner and filled me with uber confidence on and off set with your infectious enthusiasm and passion for what you do – you’ve been an incredible coach and friend," he said.
"Struggling to accept that you’re no longer here with us. And my heart goes out to the family. You are a legend and a gent who will never be forgotten – rest in love and peace."
Following his death, Brian's wife Simone, who also worked as his assistant, PA and as a stunt department coordinator, told Yahoo Movies UK: "He was one of the hardest working men ever. Ever.
"And he lived to make other people happy. It's all he wanted to do. He didn't take any day for granted. Every day he had, he lived it to the fullest.
"But he was also very charitable. He would never save or keep money. He'd just do whatever he could to help people," she added.
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