Wilko Johnson Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer, Refuses Chemotherapy
Wilko Johnson, who played Ser Ilyn Payne on the HBO series 'Game of Thrones,' has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
Johnson's manager Roger Hoy wrote on Facebook that Johnson "has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy," reports TVGuide.com.
Hoy also wrote that Johnson "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."
Before his acting career, Johnson was a guitarist and songwriter for the 1970s British band Dr. Feelgood.
Johnson plans to complete a new CD, tour France and give some performances in the U.K. in the upcoming months.
Hoy concluded in his Facebook 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."