Peter Vaughan, a British actor renowned for his role in Game of Thrones, is dead.

Vaughan, 93, played Maester Aemon, Jon Snow’s blind mentor in the HBO epic fantasy.

According to his agent, the veteran actor died Wednesday morning in the presence of his family

Sally Long-Innes, was quoted to have said: “This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him.”

Vaughan, who began acting in the 1950s, has had a career in theatre, television and film.

His other popular roles included Citizen Smith, Chancer and Our Friends in the North.

Despite only appearing in three episodes, Vaughan will be best remembered for his portrayal of ‘genial’ Harry Grout in the classic sitcom, Porridge.

“People talk about Grouty but, good heavens, the fan mail I get from all over the world because of Game of Thrones is enormous. It’s just grown and grown and once you’re hooked, that’s it.

“I have always approached every part I have done as if it will be my last and that it’s the one I will be judged by,” Vaughan had said when speaking of his role as Aemon Targaryen in Game of Thrones.



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