Game of Thrones star Peter Vaughan passes away

He played Maester Aemon in the hit HBO series

News Desk December 06, 2016

Game of Thrones star Peter Vaughan passed away on Tuesday. He was 93, BBC reported.

He worked in theatre, television and film for more than 75 years.

Confirming the news of the British actor’s demise, his agent Sally Long-Innes 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."

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Vaughn is best known for his roles in GoT and Porridge. He played Maester Aemon in the HBO series.

Born in 1923, Vaughan was also known for his work in 1970s TV series Citizen Smith and later, Our Friends In The North, playing Felix Hutchinson, Christopher Eccleston's character's father.

He played "a hard nut with Alzheimer's" and said afterwards: "It was the first time that had been done."

During his long career, Vaughan worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker.


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