"His name was Aemon Targaryen. He came to us from King's Landing. A Maester of the Citadel, chained and sworn, and sworn Brother of the Night's Watch, ever faithful. No man was wiser, or gentler or kinder. At the Wall, a dozen Lord Commanders came and went during his years of service, but he was always there to counsel them. He was the blood of the Dragon... but now his fire has gone out. And now his Watch is ended." ―Samwell Tarly
and now his watch is ended
Died of natural causes, in our world and in Westeros, the man was truly blessed.
'Egg, I dreamed that I was old.'
What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms ... or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
He was the blood of the dragon. But his fire has gone out
I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure he was the only character shown in GoT who died of natural causes. Hoster Tully was mentioned but not shown. He did an excellent job playing Maester Aemon, I am saddened to hear of his passing.
Okay the GOT references are really cute and all but his name was peter Vaughan and he came to us from Shropshire and he was, like, a real person who actually died.
"I am a maester of the Citadel, bound in service to Castle Black and the Night's Watch. I will not tell you to stay or go. You must make that choice yourself, and live with it for the rest of your days. As I have."
RIP Maester Aemon
"And now his watch is ended". :(
Rest in peace, Peter Vaughan. He brought such intelligence and subtlety to a role which required it, avoiding being a caricature of crusty and wily old age. One of my favorite G.O.T. scenes of all time is when Jon Snow finally figures out Maester Aemon's last name.
"Death should hold no fear for a man as old as me, but it does. Isn't that silly? It is always dark where I am, so why should I fear the darkness? Yet I cannot help but wonder what will follow, when the last warmth leaves my body. Will I feast forever in the Father's golden hall as the septons say? Will I talk with Egg again, find Dareon whole and happy, hear my sisters singing to their children? What if the horselords have the truth of it? Will I ride through the night sky forever on a stallion made of flame? Or must I return again to this vale of sorrow? Who can say, truly? Who has been beyond the wall of death to see? Only the wights, and we know what they are like. We know." - Aemon Targaryen.
We shall never see his like again. And now his watch is ended.
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.
We enjoyed him in Game of Thrones - what an actor! Thanks for sharing our story.
Maester Aemon: "We could spend all night trading tales of lost loves. Nothing makes the past a sweeter place to visit than the prospect of imminent death." - RIP Peter Vaughan
To have a career defining role in your nineties and then bow out shortly after your storyline has ended is a thing of legends.
He lives on film. I think he was also Anthony Hopkins' father in Remains of the Day. But will forever be remembered as advisor to Jon Snow and Sam Early.
Such a sad loss, brilliant in Game of Thrones, scary in Citizen Smith & very controlling in Porridge. RIP Peter, it's been a pleasure watching you act in so many different roles. And now his Watch has ended.
Sad to see a great actor go. But on the upside, he lived a long life, he died peacefully with his loved ones around him, and he got to finish his arguably best role before he passed away. And now his watch is ended. Rest in peace.
Oh his poor family, just before Xmas as well. Rest in peace Peter Vaughn, an actor whom we all loved. He loved his " little Egg ". Ill light a candle for you xx
Great actor. It is sad that he is no longer with us but at least we can all take solace in the fact that he not only was an actor but a brilliant one, he leaves behind him a legacy to be proud of.
If you're a character actor, you don't need to wait for the next leading role," he once said. "But if you are a leading man you have to wait for the next part. Sometimes that means long periods without work
Master Aemon's watch has ended. Thank you for your contribution to Game of Thrones. You will be sorely missed even though you weren't active participating in the show anymore.
"Allow me to give my lord one last piece of counsel, the same counsel that I once gave my brother when we parted for the last time. He was three-and-thirty when the Great Council chose him to mount the Iron Throne. A man grown with sons of his own, yet in some ways still a boy. Egg had an innocence to him, a sweetness we all loved. Kill the boy within you, I told him the day I took ship for the Wall. It takes a man to rule. An Aegon, not an Egg. Kill the boy and let the man be born. You are half the age that Egg was, and your own burden is a crueler one, I fear. You will have little joy of your command, but I think you have the strength in you to do the things that must be done. Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born". - Maester Aemon Targaryen to Jon Snow
One of the few natural deaths on Game of Thrones. At least he made it long enough to finish out his character arc. Always good to be able to finish Earth's work before departing.
This actor was greatness. He was such a great Aemon, that while I read the books [spoiler alert] and got to the part about his death, I pictured this actor and how he spoke to Jon and I cried so bad :(
He brought Maester Aemon to life in a way that truly reflected the character in the book. It's like we've lost him twice. And now his watch is ended.
I must be the one person who doesn't watch GOT but Peter Vaughan for me will always be Anthony Hopkins father in Remains of the Day - a small but incredible role - my heart aches when I think of his character having to relinquish his role as butler and find service under his own son 😕one of Britain's best character actors doing what he loved until the end - well done sir, well done
My hubby asked me if I knew who Aemon Targaryen was, I said, "Yeah! Maester Aemon!" he then slowly turned his laptop around to me with a saddened expression on his face. I cried out Nooo! May he rest in peace. His watch has ended but ours is just beginning.