Shock for fans as major TV series star dies

Game of Thrones star and Dr Feelgood musician Wilko Johnson has died at the age of 75.

The musician played in pub rock band Dr Feelgood, achieving a great level of success within that genre before later gaining recognition as an influence on the UK punk scene.

In his later career, he played speechless villain and executioner Ser Ilyn Payne in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

His death was announced on his official Twitter, where a statement read: “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, & we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died.

“He passed away at home on Monday 21st November.

“Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”

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