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" Wilko Johnson, the 65-year-old actor who played the part of Ilyn Payne in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has terminal pancreatic cancer and will not be receiving chemotherapy, according to news reports.
"He 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," a statement from Johnson's manager stated, as reported by The Guardian. "
Jason and I - as well as our friends - are fans of the Game of Thrones TV series, so I thought I'd share this news. I hope that Mr. Johnson's family finds comfort and peace during this trying time, and enjoys the time they have left with him.