British rock guitarist and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Wilko Johnson dies at 75

Willie Johnson is dead

English guitarist, singer, songwriter and occasional actor, Wilko Johnson has passed away at the age of 75.

According to reports, Johnson passed away at his home on Monday, 21st November 2022.

The statement released reads:

“This is the announcement we never wanted to make, and we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died.

“Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”

Johnson’s official cause of death has not been revealed but he was open about his previous battle with pancreatic cancer.

The late actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013 and was told he had 10 months to live after choosing not to go through chemotherapy. A year later, he was declared cancer free following an 11-hour operation that removed a huge tumor.

He is best known as the guitarist for the British band Dr. Feelgood.

In 1976, the band’s album “Stupidity” was number one in the UK, but Johnson left the band a year later.

He then joined Ian Drury and the Blockheads, as well as releasing his own music — including an album with The Who’s Roger Daltrey in 2014.

Along with his long music career, Johnson made his acting debut in “Game of Thrones” as mute executioner Per Ilyn Payne in seasons one and two of the HBO series.

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