Shocking: This Game of Thrones actor is no more

Roy Dotrice

Roy Dotrice as Hallyne the Pyromancer in Game of Thrones

He was also in the second season of Game of Thrones as Hallyne the Pyromancer - the head of the Alchemists' Guild in King's Landing.

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice, who starred in the Best Picture victor Amadeus as Leopold Mozart and had a brief two-episode arc on HBO's Game of Thrones, passed away earlier today at the age of 94. He received a Tony Award in 2000 for his role in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

The late actor also played various sci-fi roles such as appearing in "Space: 1999" and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off 'Angel'.

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Outside of Amadeus, Dotrice was known for narrating the audiobook editions of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series which led to HBO's hit drama "Game of Thrones".

The acting veteran was originally cast in a key role in Game of Thrones as Grand Maester Pycelle, but was reportedly forced to withdraw from the part for medical reasons, with Julian Glover taking over the role.

On the big screen, he played opposite Kirk Douglas in The Heroes of Telemark in 1965, and more recently, as Mozart's father, Leopold, in MiloŇ° Forman's 1984 masterpiece, Amadeus.

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According to USA Today, Dotrice was also known for his long career in theater.

Before becoming an actor, Roy was a member of the Royal Air Force, and was a prisoner of war in Germany for several years during World War II. One year later he was shot down over enemy lines and spent the rest of the war in German PoW camps. Additionally, Queen Elizabeth of the British Empire appointed him as the Officer of the Most Excellent Order. His wife, Kay Dotrice, passed away in 2007 aged 78. Survivors include three daughters, all actresses; a number of grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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