British actor Peter Vaughan, known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has passed away at the age of 93.
Vaughan portrayed Maester Aemon in the HBO fantasy show from 2011 to 2015. His character was the Maester of the Night’s Watch and one of the few remaining members of the Targaryen clan.
Prior to that, he played Harry ‘Grouty’ Grout in Porridge and appeared in TV shows like Citizen Smith and Chancer.
He also had several film roles including in Brazil, Straw Dogs and Kazuo Ishiguro adaptation The Remains of the Day.
The actor’s agent Sally Long-Innes confirmed the news and 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.”
Game of Thrones season 7 is expected to air by summer 2017, with season 8 confirmed as its final season.