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Wilko Johnson, best known as the guitarist for Dr. Feelgood, has died at the age of 75. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

A post on Johnson’s social media accounts confirmed the news, saying: “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, and we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilco Johnson has passed away. He passed away at his home on Monday 21st November. Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.” So sad. RIP Wilko Johnson.”

He is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and unique guitarists of his generation. He and Dr. Feelgood are cited as one of the main influences on the British punk movement of the late 1970s.

Born in Canvey Island, Essex, Johnson founded Dr. Feelgood in 1971 alongside singer Lee Brillo and bassist John B. Sparko Sparks. Drummer John “The Big Figure” Martin joined shortly thereafter.

Having become one of the most popular bands on the London pub rock circuit, Johnson recorded three studio albums with the band, as well as the No. 1 live album in 1976. stupidity.

Johnson went on to form the band Wilco Johnson, and also joined Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads. He also made his acting debut in 2011, appearing as Ser Ilyn Payne Game of thrones.

In January 2013 he was diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer. At that time he said front row He was given nine or ten months to live. Describing the diagnosis as making him feel “alive”, he embarked on a farewell tour, recording an album with Roger Daltrey titled back home which was released the following year.

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In 2014, while receiving the ‘Icon Award’ at the Q Awards, he revealed that after an 11-hour surgery, he was now cancer-free.

This is a developing story and will be updated soon

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