The Actor Playing The Blind Scholar In “Game Of Thrones” Passed Away

The actor Peter Vaughan – the old blind witness in the glacial land in the 18+ film series Game Of Thrones – passed away at his home in England in the morning on December 06, 2016;  at the age of 93 years old.

The representative confirmed on Times: “I am very sad to announce the actor Peter Vaughan passed away at 10:30 am on December, 06. He passed peacefully beside his family”.

Born in 1923 in England, Vaughan began his acting career in the theater before joining the Brishtish Army during the World War II. After the war, he hit the screen. The actor filmed a movie for the first time in 1959 in the film “The 39 Steps” before having a breakthrough role in the film “Smokescreen”. In the 1970s and 1980s, he often played the BBC TV films such as Porridge, A Warning To The Curious, The Lord Of The Rings.


For more than seven decades of acting, Peter Vaughan has been best known for supporting roles, from upright police to notorious villain. In 2010, he joined the film in Game of Thrones at the age of 90, appearing from the first part to the fifth part.

Peter Vaughan is best known for the role of the blind scholar of the night watchmen crew – Maester Aemon – in the film Game of Thrones. In the story, he was the third son of King Targaryen (Daenerys Targaryen’s uncle). When his family was in bad situation, he changed his identity and served the night watchmen crew at the ice wall in the kingdom. Aemon was in this glacial land so long that he no longer remembered the time. This character is considered as a living witness of the royal land.


In the real life, the actor spent two marriages. Before his death, Vaugham has lived with his wife and their children in West Sussex, England.

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