Former Game Of Thrones Actor Wilko Johnson Diagnosed With Terminal Pancreatic Cancer

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    http://www.digitalspy.com/celebrity...d-star-wilko-johnson-has-terminal-cancer.html

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    Game of Thrones actor and Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

    The 65-year-old's manager Robert Hoy confirmed the news following a story in Southend local paper Echo, revealing that Johnson has chosen not to have any treatment.

    "I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas," Hoy's statement read.

    "He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy. 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."

    Johnson aims to complete a new CD, tour France and perform a series of farewell gigs in the UK once he returns from a trip to Japan.

    Hoy added: "Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience. Thank you."

    Johnson played mute executioner Ilyn Payne in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Before acting, he was part of the original line-up of Dr Feelgood until 1977, during which time they achieved a UK number one album with live recording Stupidity.

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  2. Chiva

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    Is Dudley from Different Strokes still alive?
     
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    All cancer of the pancreas is terminal.
     
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    does he post here or at SFN?
     
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    Nasty way to go. Sorry to hear that.










































    Well not really sorry, but still a nasty way to go.
     
  10. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    Yes. We are besties.
     
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    This really bums me out, I had no idea they were the same person. I'm a big Dr Feelgood and Game Of Thrones fan.
     
  12. newcastlefan

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    why wouldn't he try the chemo? it's not like he has to be afraid of going bald from the treatments.
     
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    Side effects from chemo can be horrible. He could buy himself a year or so of misery, or just let the cancer run its course
     
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    Ohhhhhh you were being funny, not used to that from you. nm
     
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    they're doing amazing things with targeted treatments the past 5 years, especially if you can afford them. Chemo sux but they're getting a lot more from really aggressive kinds of cancers now. i work with a guy who was given 4 years about 10 years ago. Thru experimental and aggressive treatment regimes he's still with us and still working. i wonder if his number isn't more like 4-5 years.