Wilko Johnson Dying of Cancer
2013-02-05 by andcas | 23 Comments

Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, but even though he doesn’t have long to live on this earth, his spirits have never been in a higher place right now.

The 65-year-old British musician turned actor is considered a legend for his contributions in the pub rock band, Dr. Feelgood, and founding influence on the English punk movement.

The most notable work for the new generation is his involvement on the HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” playing the menacing and mute Ser Ilyn Payne for the last two seasons of the show.

What Johnson had to say about shuffling off this mortal coil, after revealing that he would be refusing chemotherapy, is nothing short of inspirational as he bravely faces his sentence.

"It makes you feel so alive, just walking down the street, man, everything looks really intense. Any little thing you look at, it almost gives you a kind of childlike consciousness. I'm a miserable so-and-so. I suffer from depression and everything . . . but all that stuff, whatever it was I used to worry about, it doesn't matter. What's gone, what is and what will be, do not matter.”

In preparation of the likelihood he will succumb to the disease in less than a year, a farewell tour has been set up in Europe and the UK for the following two months, to go out with a big bang.

http://www.examiner.com/article/cult-musician-dying-inspiration-to-others-with-terminal-cancer

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auberginedreams
February 5th 2013

5989 Comments


this isn't inspirational at all, it's just a guy being weirdly happy about dying.

paxman
February 5th 2013

4084 Comments


"this isn't inspirational at all, it's just a guy being weirdly happy about dying."

Way to be a total retard.

lachis
February 5th 2013

239 Comments


it's a pretty interesting outlook to have, it's very inspirational. I've never heard his music however.

sixdegrees
February 5th 2013

16802 Comments


"this isn't inspirational at all, it's just a guy being weirdly happy about dying."

what is your problem



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auberginedreams
February 5th 2013

5989 Comments


which one i have a lot of them

auberginedreams
February 5th 2013

5989 Comments


he doesn't have to be actively cheerful about it though.

baldymort
February 5th 2013

745 Comments


"this isn't inspirational at all, it's just a guy being weirdly happy about dying."

cunt [10000]

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


This is pretty much what I always imagined I'd do if I got a terminal illness. It would just take all the problems out of life.

paxman
February 6th 2013

4084 Comments


I would blow my brains out Hemingway-style.

DeafMetal
February 6th 2013

8584 Comments


not familiar with his music but ser ilyn payne rules

Whispered4tw
February 6th 2013

594 Comments


making the best out of life before death, good on him

XyphynX9
February 6th 2013

137 Comments


Never knew who this guy was but very sad to see.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

1981 Comments


This guy's awesome. Sad story, but great outlook. I feel like that's how I'd want to be at 65. Obviously he's done a lot of shit. No one ever really wants to die, but it at least seems like he doesn't feel unfulfilled in his life, which is great.

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massasarcasm
February 6th 2013

54 Comments


"he doesn't have to be actively cheerful about it though."
Considering the alternative, you would prefer a man be miserable throughout the experience? I certainly wouldn't want to appease to your emotional criteria on how to die. It just seem unrelentingly boring, and sad.

peaks40
February 6th 2013

2740 Comments


fuck terminal cancer

jefflebowski
February 6th 2013

7379 Comments


brilliant guitarist with a great band.

seriously guys, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHNZUop7OK0

one of the best live bands ever


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Gwyn.
February 6th 2013

14896 Comments


"this isn't inspirational at all, it's just a guy being weirdly happy about dying."

what the fuck

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omnipanzer
February 6th 2013

21418 Comments


I honestly find it to be the most realistic and reasonable reaction to a horrible situation. Good for him, fuck self pity.

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omnipanzer
February 6th 2013

21418 Comments


"this isn't inspirational at all, it's just a guy being weirdly happy about dying."
No
content, dummy

jefflebowski
February 6th 2013

7379 Comments


well good job you did anyway. that and roxette are basically perfect as far as pub rock goes

jefflebowski
February 6th 2013

7379 Comments


plenty of fairly well-known british bands get slept on by this site, especially from the 70s. if they're not prog, metal or emo sputnik usually isn't interested

jefflebowski
February 6th 2013

7379 Comments


indeed, it seems i underestimated you

StallionMang
February 7th 2013

5237 Comments


Wilko, we'll love you, baby.

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