Game of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson passes away at 75

Friday, 25 November 2022 - 16:46

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Wilko Johnson, the popular British guitarist of the 1970s pub-rock band, Dr. Feelgood, has passed away at age 75.

The late artist, who played an instrumental role in the British punk-wave movement, transitioned to the heavenly abode on Monday, November 21, after fighting a long battle with terminal cancer.

The news of his death was confirmed on Wednesday with an official announcement shared via his Twitter page.

The statement revealed that the musician passed away at his home. No further details were given, but the family of the guitarist thanked fans for lending them privacy to grieve the loss.

In addition to his musical career, Johnson also played a small role in the hit fantasy web show Games of Thrones. For those unaware, he essayed the role of the mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne. Notably, it was his maiden acting onscreen cameo and remained to be his last. He appeared in a total of three episodes in season 1 and one in season 2.