Veteran actor, Peter Vaughan, who starred as Maester Aemon in the HBO TV hit series, Game of Thrones has passed on, aged 93.
“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,” his agent, Sally Long-Innes said in a statement.
Vaughan become popular after he starred as a villain Harry “Grouty” Grout, in the sitcom, Porridge about forty years ago.
Vaughan began acting in the 1950s and became a recognisable face by playing numerous mainly supporting roles on stage, television, radio and film.
He specialised in characters with a tough edge – such as police officers, secret agents and authoritarian elders.