LONDON: British actor Peter Vaughan, who was famous for his roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has passed away today at the age of 93, British media reported.
He has played standout roles in several movies for silver screen including Zulu Dawn (1979), The Remains of the Day (1993) and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). He has also worked for mini-movies and was still performing past age 90.
Vaughan was famed for his role as old Maester Aemon blind master of the Night Watch who was sympathetic to Jon Snow in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He appeared in the first five seasons of the show from 2011 to 2015.
Earlier, he played Harry ‘Grouty’ Grout in Porridge and appeared in TV shows including Citizen Smith and Chancer.
The news of his death was confirmed by his agent Sally Long-Innes. he 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.”
Peter Vaughan who played Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones has passed away at age 93. And now his watch has ended. pic.twitter.com/1jrGEb3Rsv
— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) December 6, 2016
'Egg, I dreamed that I was old.'
Farewell, Maester Aemon – aka Peter Vaughan. And thank you.
— Rose One (@GameOverRos) December 6, 2016
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) December 6, 2016
— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline) December 6, 2016
Peter Vaughan has died; haven’t seen his Game of Thrones, but he was brilliantly nervy in the classic A Warning to the Curious
— Derek Turner (@DerekTurner1964) December 6, 2016
RIP Peter Vaughan. Such a fine actor in many memorable roles. pic.twitter.com/9DcIambQqE
— Richard Gibbons (@RichardG1022) December 6, 2016
RIP Peter Vaughan. Wonderful acting as the ‘genial’ Harry Grout in Porridge (which happens to be one of the greatest comedies ever too).
— Eamonn Moore (@EamonnLMoore) December 6, 2016
Not Peter Vaughan too?! Can 2016 just relax a bit please?
— Gemma Louise (@Gemma_LouiseJ) December 6, 2016
— Haunted Magazine (@hauntedmagazine) December 6, 2016
RIP Peter Vaughan, may The Seven bless you pic.twitter.com/zzXNpUzagR
— manggar (@themodalsoul) December 6, 2016
"He was the blood of the dragon, but now his fire has gone out. He was Aemon Targaryen. And now his watch is ended.”#PeterVaughan
— achlys (@mlnchlia) December 6, 2016
Sorry, hear to about Peter Vaughan. He was great as Harry “Grouty” Grout in the original Porridge alongside the late Ronnie Barker.
— Matthew (@Sherifan2016) December 6, 2016