Wilko Johnson, the GOT actor and Dr Feelgood Guitarist, passed away at 75

Wilko Johnson, the GOT actor and Dr Feelgood Guitarist, passed away at 75

Updated on November 24, 2022 16:15 PM by Andrew Koschiev

Wilko Johnson, the Game of Thrones actor and guitarist of blues-rock band Dr. Feelgood, had a career renewal. He was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer and hence passed away at the age of 75.

In 2013, Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with the last stage of Pancreatic cancer. Wilko was popular for playing the guitar left-handed, but later, he taught himself to play the guitar with his right hand.

Wilko Johnson has also been a part of the famous Game of Thrones Series.

Death news through Twitter

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The news of Wilko Johnson broke through his Twitter page. It read that the musician died in his house in South-East England on Monday Evening. However, no more details are given in the post.

Wilki Johnson was born in Canvey Island, Essex, in 1947. He grew popular after joining the Dr. Feelgood band. The band was popular and the bearer of English Punk music. The band influenced many other bands like The Clash, The Jam, and The Sex Pistols.

Wilko played the left-handed guitar. Wilko Johnson gave the Dr. Feelgood band a dangerous challenge with the turbulent guitar style, and a crowd of thousand yards went bizarre on his style.

Although a terrifying thing to do later, this look got Wilko Johnson a role in the entrainment world for its famous dramas of all times. Wilko Johnson played the role of Ser Ilyn Payne, the mute executioner in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

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The reason for Wilko Johnson's death could be

Wilko Johnson was detected with Pancreatic Cancer in the year 2013. He was informed it was terminal.

Wilko Johnson didn't undergo chemotherapy but took life by its final chance. He started recording some of his songs. He recorded his last album Going Back Home, with Roger Daltrey of The Who.

The same year he stated to the Press, "I suddenly found myself in a position where nothing matters anymore."
I'm a miserable so-and-so normally. I'd be worrying about the taxman or all the things we worry about that get in the way of the real things. And suddenly, it doesn't matter. All of that doesn't matter,"  Wilko Johnson said.

The other musicians and celebrities from the music industry have taken to their social media accounts to give tribute to Johnson after his death. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has also shared their page for Wilko Johnson.

"I saw Wilko perform at Koko in Camden in May 2013, and the atmosphere was electric.
"I really admired him and we'll all miss him. RIP Wilko." a statement given by Page.
The family of Wilko Johnson includes his two boys, Simon and Matthew, and his grandchild Dylan.

To conclude

His family member didn't disclose the reason for Wilko Johnson's death. However, the 2013 reports of Wilko being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer could be a reason. But let's wait until there is an official statement from his family. Our condolences to the family and RIP legend.

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