British actor Peter Vaughan, best known as “Maester Aemon” in the HBO series Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 93.

His many roles included “Harry Grouty” in the TV sitcom Porridge, and others in TV shows like Citizen Smith, Chancer and Our Friends in the North.

His agent Sally Long-Innes said: “This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning [Dec 06, 2016]. He died peacefully with his family around him.”

Vaughan began acting in the 1950s and became a recognizable face by playing numerous mainly supporting roles on stage, television, radio and film.

He will be missed but always remembered.