‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Wilko Johnson Dies At 75

Washington [US]: Wilko Johnson, guitarist, and singer of ‘Dr. Feelgood’ band, who additionally portrayed the function of the executioner Ser Ilyn Payne in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, passed away at 75 on Monday.

“This is the announcement we never wanted to make, and we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died. He passed away at home on Monday 21st November. Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson,” his official Twitter account posted on Wednesday.

According to Variety, Johnson, Lee Brilleaux, and John B. Sparks created Dr. Feelgood in 1971. They accomplished to stay on tour throughout the Nineteen Seventies in a specific form of British pub rock, and R&B.

Johnson departed the band in 1977, a year after their step-forward album “Stupidity,” which peaked at No. 1 on the U.K. Albums chart. He later started the Wilko Johnson Band and achieved with them until his passing.

Johnson had just one television appearance, playing Payne in ‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons 1 and a couple of. Near the quit of Season 1, the revered Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark (Sean Bean), called the King’s Justice, was to be put to loss of life with Payn, the royal executioner. During the Mad King’s reign, his tongue was amputated, making him an appropriate silent killer.

He acquired a late-stage pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2013 and was given 10 months to live. He chose now not to get hold of treatment. Then, after his ‘Game of Thrones’ part was cut short, he launched into a farewell excursion and collaborated with Roger Daltrey to create a goodbye album in 2014. Later that yr, following surgical treatment, he changed into licensed cancer-loose.

According to Variety, Johnson is survived by two sons, Matthew and Simon. His wife, Irene Knight, died from cancer in 2004.

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