Wilko Johnson, British rock guitarist and ‘Sport of Thrones’ star, has died aged 75.
The multi-talented musician died at his dwelling on Monday, November 21, in accordance with a press release posted on his social media.
The assertion learn: “That is the announcement we by no means meant to make, and we make it with very heavy hearts: Wilko Johnson has handed away.
“Thanks for respecting the privateness of the household at this very unhappy time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”
Johnson’s official explanation for dying has not been revealed, however he was open about his earlier battle with pancreatic most cancers.
Johnson was identified with pancreatic most cancers in 2013 and was instructed he had 10 months to reside after opting out of chemotherapy. A yr later, he was declared cancer-free after an 11-hour operation that eliminated an enormous tumor.
He’s greatest often known as the guitarist of British band Dr. Feelgood.
In 1976, the band’s “Stupidity” album hit primary within the UK, however Johnson left the band a yr later.
He then joined Ian Drury and the Blockheads, whereas releasing his personal music, together with an album with Roger Daltrey of The Who in 2014.
Alongside his lengthy musical profession, Johnson made his performing debut on “Sport of Thrones” as mute executioner Per Ilyn Payne in seasons one and two of the HBO sequence.