Wilko Johnson(Ilyn Payne) has pancreatic cancer
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:15 PM
It's really sad.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:45 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:09 AM
It takes a strong will to forgo treatment. Respect.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:04 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:20 PM
Out of respect you give his roles to another character. He definitely left an impression on the character despite only appearing in a few episodes, he'll be missed by fans of GoT and ASoIaF. Replace his role as Jaime's sparring partner with another knight.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:14 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:41 AM
Because he didn't have a speaking role, the role like Ser Gregor and others can be reassigned. The Show must go on!
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:24 PM
The "good" thing about cancer is that you don't die suddenly and you can express an opinion on these sorts of matters if you so wish. He might want to see the character continue in the TV series. I do hope he gets a chance to tell HBO what he would like to see done with Ser Ilyn in Season 4 and beyond, and that HBO respects and acts on his wishes.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:46 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:12 PM
That would be great, he does deserve some input on where HBO take Ilyn Payne.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:26 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:49 PM
Neither does it kill you instantly, but with some luck it won't kill you at all. My grandfather had cancer some 15 years ago and he's still going strong. I don't know what pancreatic cancer is not being a native English speaker so I don't know how bad it is, but good luck to Mr. Johnson
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:34 AM
Pancreatic cancer would be treatable if it were found early, the problem with it though is that by the time there are any symptoms it is too late. It is almost never caught in time. Three quarters die within a year, only 6% live past 5 years. Essentially it is a death sentence.