Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.

The star was best known for his role as Maester Aemon in the TV hit, while he also appeared in the sitcom Porridge.

Peter Vaughan in London in May, 2016

A statement from Sally Long-Innes, his agent, said: "This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning.

"He died peacefully with his family around him."

Peter Vaughan died today aged 93, his agent said

Grouty in Porridge

Despite being in only three episodes of Porridge alongside Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, Vaughan made his mark as villain Harry "Grouty" Grout.

He was appearing in a play when he was asked to take on the role.

Peter Vaughan with Ronnie Barker in Porridge

"I still get people saying 'Let you out, have they, Grouty?" the actor said more than 40 years later.

"I was in just three episodes and, of course, the feature film, so I have to thank the writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais for the fact I'm one of the characters people always remember when they talk about Porridge because Grouty is so prominent – even though I'm not there.

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(source telegraph)

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