Wilko Johnson, Dr. Feelgood guitarist, Recreation of Thrones actor dies aged 75

British blues-rock Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilco Johnson has died. He was 75 years previous.

Johnson died on Monday night at his house in southeast England, based on an announcement posted on behalf of his household on his official social media web page on Wednesday.

“That is an announcement we by no means needed to make, and on behalf of the Wilco household and the band, Wilco Johnson has handed away,” the submit stated on Fb.

“He handed away peacefully in his sleep at his house in Westcliffe-on-Sea on Monday night, 21 November 2022. He was 75 years previous.

Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has died. He was 75 years previous.
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“Thanks for respecting the Wilko household’s privateness at this very unhappy time, and thanks all to your outpouring of help all through Wilko’s wonderful life. RIP Wilko Johnson,” the assertion concluded.

Born John Wilkinson in 1947, Johnson grew up on Canvey Island. He studied Anglo-Saxon literature at Newcastle College and labored as a college instructor earlier than establishing Dr Feilgood with different native mates.

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In addition to being the lead guitarist in a blues-rock band, Johnson performed Ser Ilyn Payne in Recreation of Thrones.

In 2012, Johnson was recognized with terminal pancreatic most cancers. The prospect of demise abruptly revived his inventive power. He determined to forgo chemotherapy and go on one final tour, recording his “closing” album, Going Again House, with Roger Daltrey of The Who.

Wilco Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. In 2014, Johnson declared himself cancer-free after undergoing surgery to remove a 3-kilogram tumor.

Wilco Johnson was recognized with pancreatic most cancers in 2012. In 2014, Johnson declared himself cancer-free after present process surgical procedure to take away a 3-kilogram tumor.
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“Hastily, I used to be in a scenario the place nothing mattered,” Johnson advised The Related Press in 2013.


“I am often a so-so depressing particular person. … I am going to fear concerning the IRS or no matter we’re anxious about getting in the best way of the actual factor. After which abruptly it does not matter. It does not matter in any respect.

“Whenever you’re strolling down the road, you’re feeling so alive. You are like, ‘Oh, have a look at these leaves!’ You go searching and assume, ‘I am alive.’ Is not it fantastic?”

In 2014, Johnson was declared cancer-free after present process surgical procedure to take away a 3 kg (6.6 lb) tumor. He launched one other album, Blow Your Thoughts, in 2018 and was performing with Wilko Johnson till final month.

Johnson is survived by sons Simon and Matthew and grandson Dylan.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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