Wilko Johnson, guitarist for the band Dr. Feelgood and interpreter of Ser Ilyn Payne in the series Game of Thronespassed away at the age of 75 after losing the battle against pancreatic cancer.
The news was confirmed through Wilko’s Twitter account, in which hundreds of messages with condolences and prompt resignation have been received from family and friends of the artist.
This is the announcement we never wanted to make, & 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. R.I.P. Wilko Johnson.
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—Wilko Johnson (@wilkojohnson) November 23, 2022
This is an announcement we never meant to make, and we make it with a heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died. He passed away at his home on Monday, November 21. Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.
Wilko was a guitarist for the band Dr. Feelgood, which began in the 1970s. The group went on to publish several albums and even became a benchmark in the musical genre. pub rock Y rhythm and blues. In 1980, Wilko left the group and became part of groups such as Ian Dury & The Blockheads and the Wilko Johnson Band.
In 2010, Wilko played the role of Ser Ilyn Payne in the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.
In 2013, the artist’s representative reported that Wilko had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had given up chemotherapy. A year later, he underwent emergency surgery, in which his pancreas, spleen, part of his stomach, and intestine were removed.
Wilko stayed as stable as possible, kept his spirits up, encouraged others, and despite all the odds, continued his successes on and offstage, a fact that his fans, friends and family will never forget. Rest in peace.
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