“Sport of Thrones” actor and former member of the English rock band Dr. Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, has died at age 75.
An announcement on Johnson’s social media pages learn: “That is the announcement we by no means needed to make, and we achieve this, on behalf of Wilko’s household and the band, with a really heavy coronary heart: Wilko Johnson has died.
“He handed away at house on Monday night, twenty first November 2022.
“Thanks for respecting Wilko’s household’s privateness at this very unhappy time, and thanks all for having been such an incredible assist all through Wilko’s unimaginable life. RIP Wilko Johnson.”
That is the announcement we by no means needed to make, & we achieve this with a really heavy coronary heart: Wilko Johnson has died. He handed away at house on Monday twenty first November. Thanks for respecting the household’s privateness at this very unhappy time. RIP Wilko Johnson.
(Picture: Leif Laaksonen) pic.twitter.com/1cRqyi9b9X
— Wilko Johnson (@wilkojohnson) November 23, 2022
Johnson was one of the vital influential guitarists in British rock music after turning into identified for his distinctive guitar-playing type, counting on fingerstyle as an alternative of utilizing a decide.
The musician, who starred in two seasons of “GoT” because the mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne, had been recognized with pancreatic most cancers in 2012 and was advised it was terminal on the time.
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In response to the BBC, checks later confirmed the most cancers was “a uncommon and fewer aggressive neuroendocrine tumour.”
He then had an 11-hour operation to take away his pancreas, spleen and elements of his abdomen and intestines, earlier than being declared cancer-free in 2014 after beforehand being advised he’d solely have 10 months to stay.
Johnson famously refused chemotherapy to move out on a farewell tour, in addition to recording what he thought-about to be a ultimate album with The Who’s Roger Daltrey.
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“The choice was fairly simple – chemotherapy may do not more than prolong my life for a comparatively brief interval and I assumed I’d simply relatively benefit from the well being that was left to me,” he beforehand advised BBC Radio 5 Reside after his terminal analysis.
Johnson, who was a member of Dr. Feelgood from 1971 till he left in 1977, performed stay reveals proper up till his demise, together with his final gig being on October 18 at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.