British actor Peter Vaughan is dead

British actor Peter Vaughan is dead

British actor, Peter Vaughan, who acted as Aemon Targaryen in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones is dead.

DailymailUK reports that the 93-year-old actor died at about 10:30am today, December 6. He was said to have died peacefully in his home where he lived with his second wife Lillias Walker in Mannings Heath, West Sussex.

British actor Peter Vaughan is dead

Peter Vaughan dies at 93

The actor, who had a career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 75 years, died while surrounded by his family. During his career, Vaughan worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker. He will be best remembered for his portrayal of 'genial' Harry Grout in the classic sitcom Porridge, despite only appearing in three episodes.

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British actor Peter Vaughan is dead

He was said to have died peacefully in his home where he lived with his second wife Lillias Walker in Mannings Heath, West Sussex.

Born in Shropshire, Vaughan was the son of a bank clerk and nurse. He went to school in Uttoxeter before joining the theatre group in Wolverhampton. He served in the army during the Second World War, where he served in Belgium, Normandy and the Far East.

So far, tributes have been pouring in on social media from the deceased's colleagues in the movie industry, fans and many others.

May his soul rest in perfect peace!

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