Game Of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughn Dead At 93 Years Old

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Peter Vaughn will be sorely missed.

Peter Vaughn, the actor who played Aemon on Game of Thrones, is dead. His watch is now over.

According to his agent, Vaughn passed away in his sleep on Tuesday. He was 93 years old at the time of his death.

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman made a tribute to Vaughn on Twitter. “Rest in Peace to our own Maester Aemon, Peter Vaughan, who passed away this morning at age 93,” he writes. “Truly an honor to have known him.”

Peter Vaughn

His filmography includes Straw DogsThe French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Remains of the Day. He also had roles in Time Bandits and Brazil.

Vaughn is best-known as Aemon on Game of Thrones. He played the role for four seasons before the character died of old age. Although blind, Aemon provides wisdom and guidance to the Night’s Watch.

His mentorship to Jon Snow is one of the more poignant moments of the show. When Jon tries to leave the Wall, Aemon tells him this story about his past.

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