Beloved pub-rock guitarist Wilko Johnson passed away at 75.
Wilko Johnson, a celebrated singer, songwriter, and pub-rock guitarist who played Sher Ilyn Payne in the popular American fantasy TV drama series, ” Game of Thrones,” passed away at 75. The musician is well-known for his punk rock moves and energetic performances on stage.
Wilko’s death was confirmed through a post on his official Twitter account, revealing that this legendary person passed away on Monday at his home.
“Wilko Johnson has died. He passed away at home on Monday, 21st November. Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”
This is the announcement we never wanted to make, & we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died. He passed away at home on Monday 21st November. Thank you for respecting the family's privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.— Wilko Johnson (@wilkojohnson) November 23, 2022
(Image: Leif Laaksonen) pic.twitter.com/1cRqyi9b9X
In 2013, Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, saying through an explanation from his manager at the time that he would have instead not gotten treatment or chemotherapy.
Wilko went through an operation to remove a massive tumor the following year and declared that he was cancer free, later revealing that he was informed he just had ten months to live.
65-year-old, celebrated musician, Wilko Johnson, played as a leading guitarist with Dr. Feelgood from the band’s foundation from 1971 to 1977 until he left. Feelgood’s pub-rock style was highly dependent on the choppy guitar stylings of Johnson. During his stint, the band had a Number One album with their live LP ‘Ineptitude’ in 1976. After splitting, Johnson played with TheBlockheads for a brief spell in 1980 and delivered a progression of albums with The Wilko Johnson Band. In June 2012, the autobiography of this famous musician, “Looking Back At Me,” was published.
Johnson’s last collection, ‘Blow Your Mind”, ‘turned out in 2018 with The Wilko Johnson Band, and he continued to perform live until his demise, showing up last month (October 18) at London’s Shepherd’s Shrub Domain as a component of Planet Rock’s Rocktober occasion.
RIP Wilko, what a cool guy! pic.twitter.com/1Na2SFihJt— 🎗Liam Watts🎗 (@liamwattsobe) November 23, 2022
Besides his long and glorious music career, Wilko played the role of a mute knight, Sher Ilyn Pyne, who serves the king in the first two seasons of HBO’s fantasy series, “Game of Thrones.”
In 2015, another documentary named The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson was published, concentrating on Johnson’s cancer alarm and Featuring the voices of Johnston and Roger Daltrey.
People are paying tribute to this legend on social media. Anton Newcombe from The Britain Jonestown Massacre wrote on Twitter, ” Rest in power, Mr. Wilko Johnson-you fought a good fight and had a damn good run.”