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Peter Vaughan, who played Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones, dies at 93

British actor Peter Vaughan, known for his role as the blind Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones, died Tuesday at the age of 93, the BBC reports. Vaughan had appeared in five seasons of the HBO show.

Vaughan was born in 1923, and was a stage and television actor throughout the 1960s. He is also known for his part as Grouty in the British TV sitcom Porridge and played supporting roles in Citizen Smith, Chancer, and Our Friends in the North.

"This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning," his agent, Sally Long-Innes, told the BBC. "He died peacefully with his family around him."