Thursday on his Facebook page Wilko Johnson, who stars as Ser Ilyn Payne, shared the news that he had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. According to Us Magazine Johnson’s manager Robert Hoy stated, "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."
Johnson’s Fans have left over 2,000 loving messages on his Facebook page to show their support. The 65 year-old actor who took “Game of Thrones” fans by storm is also a guitarist and songwriter for the English blues group Dr. Feelgood.
According to the Huffington Post, "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.”