Wilko Johnson, who played the iconic mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne on Game of Thrones, has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
In a message posted to Johnson’s official Facebook page, the actor’s manager Roger Hoy revealed Johnson “has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.
According to Hoy, Johnson “is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.”
Johnson was famous as the guitarist and songwriter for the 1970s Brit band Dr. Feelgood.
Read the entire message from Roger Hoy:
WILKO JOHNSON – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.
He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.
He has just set off on a trip to Japan; on his return we plan to complete a new CD, make a short tour of France, then give a series of farewell gigs in the UK. There is also a live DVD in the pipeline, filmed on the last UK tour.
Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended
his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience.