Wilko Johnson, the pub-rock guitarist who performed executioner Ser Ilyn Payne in Game of Thrones, has died aged 75.

The musician, recognized for his energetic on-stage persona and affect on the punk rock motion, handed away at dwelling on Monday (November 21), in line with a message on his social media accounts posted at the moment.

“This is the announcement we by no means needed to make, and we achieve this with a really heavy coronary heart: Wilko Johnson has died,” the assertion learn, including: “Thank you for respecting the household’s privateness at this very unhappy time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”

Johnson is finest recognized for his lengthy and storied music profession however appeared in seasons one and two of HBO’s Game of Thrones, during which he performed a mute knight who serves the king.

The proficient musician was identified with late-age pancreatic most cancers in 2013 and was instructed he had lower than a yr to dwell. He determined towards chemotherapy however a yr later was declared cancer-free after a significant operation to take away an enormous tumor.

He is finest often called the guitarist for British band Dr Feelgood, whose R&B-influenced pub-rock type relied closely on Johnson’s uneven guitar stylings, who. They had a primary UK album in 1976, ‘Stupidity,’ however Johnson left the band a yr later. He would go on to hitch Ian Drury and the Blockheads and launch his personal materials, together with a 2014 album with The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

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