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Wilko Johnson, Dr. Feelgood Guitarist and ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor, Dies at 75

Wilko johnsonThe guitarist for British blues rock band Dr Feelgood has died. he was 75 years old.

Johnson’s officially posted statement on Wednesday social media accounts On behalf of his family, the musician said he died Monday night at his home in the South East of England.

“This is an announcement we never wanted to make and on behalf of the Wilco family and band we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilco Johnson has passed away,” the Facebook post began. I got

“he died peacefully He turned 75 in his sleep at his Westcliff-on-Sea home on Monday night, November 21, 2022.

Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has died. he was 75 years old.
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“Thank you for respecting the Wilko family’s privacy during this very sad time, and thank you to everyone for their tremendous support throughout Wilko’s incredible life. RIP Wilko Johnson.” He concluded his statement.

Born John Wilkinson in 1947, Johnson grew up on Canvey Island. He studied Anglo-Saxon Literature at the University of Newcastle and worked as a schoolteacher before with his local friends he founded Dr. Feelgood.

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Besides being the lead guitarist for the blues rock band, Johnson also played Seruilyn Pain “game of thrones.”

In 2012, Johnson diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was told it was terminal. The possibility of death unexpectedly revived his creative energy. He declined chemotherapy and decided to go on his final tour, recording his “final” album Going Back Home with The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012.  In 2014, Johnson announced that he had surgery to remove a 3-kilogram (6.6-pound) tumor and was cancer-free.

Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. In 2014, Johnson announced that he had surgery to remove a 3-kilogram (6.6-pound) tumor and was cancer-free.
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“I suddenly found myself in a position where nothing mattered anymore,” Johnson told the Associated Press in 2013.

“I’m usually a miserable person….I was worried about the tax office and all the things we were worried about getting in the way of the real thing. And suddenly, it doesn’t matter It doesn’t matter at all.

“You walk down the street and you feel intensely alive. You’re like, ‘Oh, look at that leaf!

In 2014, Johnson announced that he was cancer-free after having surgery to remove a 3-kilogram (6.6-pound) tumor. He released another album, Blow Your Mind, in 2018 and was gigging with the Wilko Johnson Band until last month.

Johnson is survived by sons Simon and Matthew and grandson Dylan.

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