‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Wilko Johnson Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on January 10th, 2013 at 7:56 am

RumorFix is saddened to report that Game of Thrones actor Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

Johnson's manager confirmed the news, releasing the following statement to the press:

"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.

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. Thank you," the statement reads.

The 65-year-old actor played Ilyn Payne in the first two seasons of the HBO series and is also a guitarist in the blues group, Dr. Feelgood.

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