Peter Vaughan, who is mostly known for his work as Maester Aemon Targaryen on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones has died at the age of 93 years old. He passed away early Tuesday morning. Vaughan’s passing was confirmed in a statement made by his agent, Sally Long-Innes, which was posted on Deadline. “This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan has passed away at approximately 10.30 [GMT] this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him.”
And Now his Watch has Ended
Peter Vaughan was born as Peter Ohm in 1923 in the city of Shropshire in the United Kingdom. He would go on to have a long and fruitful career that would span across seven decades and would vary from stage, screen and television. He spent a long part of his career during stints in all three of those mediums. His roles were vastly varied and included everything you can think of, Blind Maesters, police officers and even some villains. An interesting fact about Vaughan is that he rarely portrayed the lead role, preferring the secondary and recurring roles. On occasion he would go to for the lead role but that was a seldom occurance.
Vaughan was a phenomenal actor that was mostly known for roles in Game of Thrones, BBC’s Porridge and shows like Chancer and Citizen Smith. His second most well-known role was for his work on the BBC sitcom Porridge. There he portrayed Harry “Grouty” Grout a character who would become a fan-favorite despite only appearing in three episodes of it’s three year run. He also had a major part in Chancer where he portrayed one of the lead roles, Tom Franklin. Vaughan was cast on Game of Thrones at the age of 90 and appeared in 11 episodes throughout the first five seasons until his character’s death in episode 5×07, “The Gift”.
Our thoughts are with his family during these trying times.
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