British actor Peter Vaughan, who is best remembered for roles in the hit series “Game of Thrones” and the 1970s sitcom “Porridge”, died on Tuesday morning. He was 93 years old.
“This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning,” his agent Sally Long-Innes said in a brief statement, which provided no information about the cause of death. “He died peacefully with his family around him.”
Vaughan appeared in more than a dozen episodes of Game of Thrones for his role as Maester Aemon, the maester of Castle Black and a close advisor to Jon Snow and Lord Commander Jeor Mormont in the Night’s Watch.
But his work on television and in film goes back decades, with his first role back in 1954, when he appeared in two episodes of a minor TV series called “Stage by Stage”. Notable work later in his life includes his role as Grouty in the sitcom “Porridge” as well as a recurring role in “Citizen Smith.”
Vaughan was born in the village of Wem in Shropshire on April 4, 1923. He is survived by his wife Lillias.
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