‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Diagnosed with Cancer
Yesterday Wilko Johnson, who is best known for his role of mute executioner Ilyn Payne on Game Of Thrones announced that he’s been diagnosed with Cancer.
The 65 – year old actors manager Robert Hoy confirmed the news following a story in Southend local paper Echo, revealing that Johnson has chosen not to have any treatment.
“I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas,” Hoy’s statement read.
“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 aims to complete work on his new CD, tour France and perform a series of farewell gigs in the UK once he returns from a trip to Japan.
Hoy added: “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.”
Prior to his acting career Wilko was known as one of the original band members of Dr Feelgood in the 70s during which time they achieved a UK number one album with live recording Stupidity.
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