Thursday, January 10, 2013

Game Of Thrones Actor Wilko Johnson Has Terminal Cancer

A very tough time for actor Wilko Johnson right now. The actor, who appeared on the first two seasons of Game Of Thrones says that he has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. There had been reports he had not been doing well health wise and his manager released a statement that said, "I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. 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. 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."

Wilko is 65.

25 comments:

MISCH said...

There are no "good" cancers, but pancreatic is one of the worst....I feel awful for him.

rejectedcarebear said...

That's so sad. He is really good on GOT, esp since his character doesn't speak at all. The kings justice..

Nancy said...

Very sad to hear this.

discoflux said...

Enty's cut and paste jobs today are shite.

I hope Mr. Johnson can spend his remaining time in the company of and appreciating his loved ones .

Anna Nawmys said...

I don't watch Game of Thrones, but my heart goes out to him and his family.

Sherry said...

Yeah what is with the words/graphics today? White with light writing, standard black but with grey lettering? Jeebus!

Sorry about Wilko..Pancreatic cancer sux ass!

JSierra said...

Hopefully he can spend his time exactly how he wants to now. This is the only situation where I think the term yolo applies.

All about Eve said...

That's so sad, hope he spends the rest of his time with his loved ones and doing the things he loves.

Can't wait for the return of GoT!

Adventurous Kate said...

Godspeed.

auntliddy said...

I f*clng hate cancer. Good journey, my friend.

timebob said...

I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer, thankfully he was never in any pain like others have been and passed away peacefully in his sleep. He fought it for 9 months, I think the chemo only gave him a 2-3 extra months but he wasted away to skin and bones and it was horrible to watch but he was a fighter and brave about the battle.

I can honestly say if I ever get the big C like my dad. I might pass on chemo and just enjoy the months I have and try to do as much on my bucket list as possible than spending most of the time in a hospital having chemo and radiation pumped into me.

It's a hard choice to make.

God's speed to Wilko Johnson.

MAC said...

Didn't pancreatic cancer used to be considered a rare cancer? I could be thinking of another type, but it seems like I hear about a lot people getting now.

__-__=__ said...

I'm with you timebob! Trying to stay as healthy as I can here. I thought they just removed the pancreas, no? Poor guy. Hope he can enjoy his last days.

Angela said...

"Game of Thrones Actor Wilko Johnson"???

It's very disrespectful to the guy to reduce him to his part in a TV show. When I saw the title, I even assumed it was just a namesake for the Wilko Johnson I know. Wilko Johnson's main achievement is to be the guitarist and main writer in Dr. Feelgood. He was very influential to the British pub rock and punk scene in the 70s and 80s. A huge guy in the history of rock music.

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corode said...

This is really sad news. Wilko and The Feelgoods were doyens of the alternative music scene in the UK. Never saw the Feelgoods live, but I saw Wilko and his band (The Solid Senders) at the Reading Festival in 1979. My first festival and they were the first band I saw onstage. Fantastic Rhythm and Blues. Got to listen to "Roxette" now.

Amartel said...

Damn cancer.
The pancreatic kind is hard to diagnose.

timebob said...

@ __-__=__ the surgery you are talking about is the Whipple which cuts out most of your pancreas. But surgeons can only perform it if the cancer hasn't spread and hasn't wrapped itself around the aorta. Even if you are eligible for a Whipple procedure it only gives the person up to 5 years to live. Most people aren't eligible as pancreatic cancer is a silent killer and usually spreads before you even have a symptom. And many symptoms mimic other non life threatening diseases like the flu or a pain in your side.

It's just a shitty, monster of a disease and you can be perfectly healthy one day and once those cells mutate to cancer (and they don't know why it does) you are fucked, and get your house in order because life expectancy is usually six to ten months from diagnosis.

@TheGWU said...

So sad to hear.

Enty or whomever is writing today. If you're going to cut and paste from another source you have to do it in HTML or it will keep the original formatting.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Poor Wilko. He is amazing as Ser Ilyn. I'll have to check out his music, I'm afraid I'm not familiar with his musical career.

Jazzy said...

I didn't know that. Thanks Angela.

Jazzy said...

So sad, but I'm glad he's in good spirits, not experiencing pain and can enjoy his time before he goes. God bless.

AuntJess said...

My heart and thoughts are with mr Johnson and his family. My 28 year old nephew was diagnosed with testicular cancer 11/6 (my 30th birthday). A few days later we learned that it has spread to his lung, liver, lymph node system and spine. He is undergoing chemo but right now hospitalized with blood clots in both lungs. I feel horrible for Wilko and his family. I know how hard this time is for them right now.

it took forever said...

Cancer, when will they find a cure for this monster? I really appreciate all those RICH people who will all their money to research, i just hope the scientists hurry up and find a cure

chachi said...

If they can't cure this terrible disease, at least come up with a way for sufferers to end their own lives peacefully and pain free before they waste away in pain for weeks or months at the end. People who know when their end will be (such as this man) should be given a nicer "out"....not the nasty, brutal cancer way. The end suffering seems so pointless in this day and age.