Wilko Johnson, an English guitarist and singer for the band

Dr. Feelgood who also played the executioner Ser Ilyn Payne on HBO’s

“Game of Thrones,” died on Monday. He was 75.

“This is the announcement we never wanted to make

and we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died.

He passed away at home on Monday 21st November.

Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time.

RIP Wilko Johnson,” his official Twitter account posted on Wednesday.

In 1971, Johnson formed Dr. Feelgood with Lee Brilleaux and John B. Sparks

They played a distinctive style of British pub rock and R&B and toured throughout

the ’70s with high-energy performances.