It’s a big day for Game of Thrones followers — and no, it’s not as a result of George R. R. Martin has lastly completed The Winds of Winter. But there’s nonetheless cause to have fun: Today is the A Song of Ice and Fire creator’s 70th birthday.
Born on September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, Martin would grow to be one of many biggest fantasy authors of the trendy period. And his sci-fi and horror writing isn’t something to scoff at, both, together with his novella Nightflyers, which is getting a tv adaptation remedy from SYFY later this yr.
While Martin is having fun with a cheerful birthday, one which’s little doubt bolstered by HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation successful one more Best Drama award on the Emmys earlier within the week, we are able to’t assist however consider all of the GoT characters who didn’t get an opportunity to get pleasure from turning 70. Because George R. R. Martin killed them.
So, in honor of Martin’s delivery, listed here are 15 lives he ended. This isn’t a whole listing, as a result of there have been actually tons of of deaths on this collection. Also, deaths that occurred within the later seasons of Game of Thrones, as soon as it went previous the books, aren’t included as a result of technically the blood is on showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’s arms, not Martin’s. At least, not but. Happy birthday/RIP.