Wilko Johnson, Sir Ilyn Payne in Game of Thrones and guitarist of Dr. Feelgood, passed away in recent days.
Wilko Johnsonknown to the general public for playing Ser Ilyn Payne in Game of thrones and for being the guitarist of the British blues-rock group Dr. Feelgoodis died at the age of 75 years old.
The disappearance was officially announced through a statement published on his profiles in the main social networks, in the name of the family. The musician/actor reportedly died on Monday evening at his home in south-east England.
“This is an announcement we never meant to make, and we make it on behalf of Wilko’s family and band, with very heavy hearts: Wilko Johnson has passed away.”reads the post, “he passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Westcliff On Sea home on Monday evening, 21 November 2022. He was 75 years old. Thank you for respecting the privacy of Wilko’s family at this very sad time, and thank you all for being there. Such an amazing source of support throughout his incredible life. RIP Wilko Johnson.”
Julien Temple and Wilko Johnson between life, death and punk
In recent years he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which, instead of demoralizing him, seems to have lifted him creatively and emotionally. In 2014 his inner battle led him to the operating room, with a victory that allowed him to play for a few more years.