‘Game of Thrones’ Direwolf Dog Dies After Cancer Battle

March 27, 2020

A dog that played Bran Stark’s direwolf on “Game of Thrones” has died.

The dog was named Odin and passed away on Thursday after being diagnosed with mouth cancer last November, reported TMZ.

Odin played Bran’s direwolf is the first episode of season 1 of the HBO series.

His owners shared the news of their beloved pup’s death on Instagram.

“Our family are at immense heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning,” the owners captioned a photo of the Inuit dog. “It’s difficult to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin lead a life like no other dog.”

The post continued: “Odin was a family member first and we got him when he was a pup at 7 weeks old all we wanted were big dogs to take hiking and to sleep at our feet in the evening beside the fire, everything after that was a bonus. Odins passing marks the end of a decade and the end of an era as he taught our friends and family a lot of lessons about life for one dog he has more stories to tell than some people would. Odin has far too many achievements to announce in this post but just look at our social media pages over the past 5 years and see.”

“We can all take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalised in the great TV Show Game of Thrones as Summer Bran Starks Direwolf Pup in Season 1 episode 1. To everyone that was lucky enough to meet him and put a smile on your face please remember that moment.”

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