Dr Feelgood star Wilko Johnson has died 10 years after cancer diagnosis

Wilko Johnson has died aged 75, 10 years after he was diagnosed with.

The Dr Feelgood star and punk rocker – who appeared as the mute executioner in season one and two of hit HBO fantasy series was diagnosed with advanced in 2013 and told he only had months to live.

Johnson chose not to receive chemotherapy, but in 2014 announced that he was cancer-free following a radical operation to remove a three kilogram tumour.

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A statement on his official Twitter account : “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, & we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died.

Guitarist Wilko Johnson, bassist John B. Sparks and singer Lee Brilleaux of the English R&B group Dr. Feelgood perform on March 23, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard Creamer/ Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

“He passed away at home on Monday 21st November. Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.”

Dr Feelgood said in a statement on : “We regret to hear of the death of Wilko Johnson. As founding member of Dr Feelgood he wrote some great songs which we still play today. Our thoughts and condolences to his family at this sad time.”

Johnson rose to fame with R&B band Dr Feelgood in the 1970s.

He grew up in Essex, where he was living when he died.

He lost his wife Irene to cancer in 2004 and is survived by hos son Simon.

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