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'Game of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies at 93

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Veteran British actor Peter Vaughan died Tuesday. He was 93.

The actor played Maester Aemon in the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones" from 2011-2015.

"This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning," the actor's longtime agent, Sally Long-Innes, told the BBC. "He died peacefully with his family around him."

Vaughan's career spanned over 75 years. His notable works include the 1967 Frank Sinatra film "The Naked Runner." He is also known for his work in the British sitcoms "Porridge," "Citizen Smith," "Chancer" and "Our Friends in the North."

Born Peter Ohm in the central England county of Shropshire, Vaughan was married first to the late actress Billie Whitelaw, and then to Lillias Walker, who survives him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.