He ‘died peacefully with his family around him’ according to his agent, Sally Long-Innes.
Peter Vaughan was most recently known for his role as Maester Aemon Targaryen, the elderly blind Maester of the Night’s Watch in HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.
His character died of old age in season 5 and was the only character to die of old age in the series.
Besides his role in Game of Thrones, the English actor was also known for his role as Harry ‘Grouty’ Grout in the BBC sitcom Porridge.
Here are top moments of Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones.