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British actor Peter Vaughan died on Tuesday morning at age 93, multiple news outlets report.
The actor is perhaps best known by American TV audiences for his role as Jon Snow's mentor, Maester Aemon Targaryen, on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. Vaughan started portraying the character at age 86 and remained on the show for five years until his character died of old age in season five.
Following news of Vaughan's death, GoT writer Bryan Cogman took to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor. "Rest in Peace to our own Maester Aemon, Peter Vaughan, who passed away this morning at age 93," Cogman wrote. "Truly an honor to have known him."
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My husband, Roderick Graham, who has died aged 81, was an award-winning television drama producer and director.
Among Roderick’s credits was the popular police series Z-Cars, first aired in the early 1960s, and Elizabeth R (1971), starring Glenda Jackson, which he produced and part-directed. It won four Primetime Emmys in Hollywood, the first British television series to win such an accolade. He also developed The Sextet (1972) – a series of six plays starring, among others, Denholm Elliott, Billie Whitelaw and Dennis Waterman.
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- Fiona Graham
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