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Tragic news has surfaced as Game of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson has revealed he has terminal cancer of the pancreas.
He writes, “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.”
Continuing, he explains that Wilko has since set off for a vacation in Japan, and will follow with another CD and a farewell tour in the UK.
"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,” the manager said.
People notes that Johnson stars as Ser IIyn Payne, the mute executioner in the series. He is also noted for his musical abilities as the guitarist in the '70s band Dr. Feelgood.