'Game Of Thrones' Actor Roy Dotrice Dead At 94

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"Game Of Thrones" actor Roy Dotrice has passed away at the age of 94.

Veteran actor Roy Dotrice died in his London home at the age of 94, according to the Daily Mail.

Dotrice was best known by many for his role as Leopold Mozart in the 1984 Oscar-winning film "Amadeus."

The late actor also appeared in the second season of "Game Of Thrones" as Hallyne the Pyromance, who led the Alchemists' Guild in King's Landing.

Dotrice was reportedly originally cast as Grand Master Pycelle on the HBO series, but was unable to take the role due to his health. The role was instead given to Julian Glover.

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The actor's involvement in "Game Of Thrones" began when he narrated the audiobook editions of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, which inspired the fantasy TV series.

According to USA Today, Dotrice was also known for his long career in theater. In 2000, he won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway revival of "A Moon for the Misbegotten."

Prior to his career as an actor, Dotrice was a wireless operator and air gunner with the Royal Air Force. He became a prisoner of war from 1942 to 1945 after his plane was shot down.

Dotrice reportedly performed for other prisoners in shows intended to raise their spirits, which inspired him to become an actor after World War II was over.

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In 2008, Dotrice was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Dotrice's wife Kay passed away in 2007 after the couple had been married for 60 years.

His three daughters, grandchildren and great grandson were by his side at the time of his death.

Sources: Daily MailUSA Today / Featured Image: soldier2005/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: PA via Daily Mail

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