Wilko Johnson, who played Ser Ilyn Payne in Game of Thrones, passed away at the age of 75.

The artist, noted for his energetic on-stage demeanour and influence on punk rock, died at home on  Monday (November 21).

"This is the announcement we never intended to make, and we do it with a heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has  died," the message said.

"This is the announcement we never intended to make, and we do it with a heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died," the message said.  RIP Wilko Johnson"

Johnson is primarily known for his singing career, but he appeared in seasons 1 and 2 of Game of  Thrones as a mute knight.

In 2013, the talented musician was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer  and given a year to live.

He declined chemotherapy but was proclaimed cancer-free a year later following a tumour removal.

Who is most known as the guitarist for Dr Feelgood, whose R&B-influenced pub rock relied on Johnson's  choppy guitar stylings?

'Stupidity' was a top UK record in 1976, but Johnson left a year later.

He joined Ian Drury and the Blockheads and released his own music, including an album with  Roger Daltrey in 2014.