"Game of Thrones" actor and musician Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he announced Thursday via Facebook.
The 65-year-old played the character Ser Ilyn Payne during the first two seasons of the HBO hit show based on the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin. The news was released to the public on Johnson's Facebook account.
"I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas," his manager, Robert Hoy, wrote. "He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy."
Johnson's announcement was followed shortly after by condolences from "Game of Thrones," which posted on its official Twitter account "Wishing Wilko Johnson all the best. Our hearts go out to his friends and family."
Hoy continued to explain Johnson's current health situation in the Facebook message.
"He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity," Hoy said. "Wilko wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career."
Johnson is also a musician and member of the British blues band Dr. Feelgood. He continues to tour as he remains in sufficient health and fans can look still look forward to hearing some new music from Johnson.
"He has just set off on a trip to Japan; on his return we plan to complete a new CD, make a short tour of France, then give a series of farewell gigs in the UK," Hoy explained. "There is also a live DVD in the pipeline, filmed on the last UK tour."
Johnson is known for his choppy guitar playing style and was an influence on British punk rock, according to BBC.