Sad news for all fans of Wilko Johnson. The Briton had made a name for himself as a musician and actor during his lifetime. He was best known for his distinctive guitar style and shaped the English punk movement in the 1970s with his band Dr. feel good He also became known to a large audience for his role as the royal executioner Ser Ilyn Payn in the fantasy series Game of Thrones. But now we have some sad news: Johnson passed away at the age of 75.
His band gave up now Twitter known. “This is the announcement we never intended to make and it is with a very heavy heart that we do so. Wilko Johnson died”, it said in a statement. The 75-year-old died at home on Monday. However, further details such as the cause of death are not yet known.
Johnson’s fans were totally shocked when the news broke – and paid tribute to him in the comments column below the statement. “Oh no, what a fantastic person he was” and: “What sad news. He was an incredible inspiration to all of us. Rest in peace”wrote only two of many users.
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