'Game Of Thrones' direwolf dog dies from cancer

Lawrence Kim
March 28, 2020

Sad news for dog lovers is coming in today as it's now being reported that another beloved television animal has passed away.

Odin's family said that they "take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalized in the great TV Show Game of Thrones", in which the dog appeared as a puppy in the premiere episode as Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright)'s direwolf, Summer. According to their owners, Odin had spent his last days with his family taking walks on the beach and eating his favorite foods, dying at the age of ten this week when his health worsened.

After his GOT debut, the dog and his brother Thor - who also had a role in the series - became fan favorites - with Game of Thrones superfans traveling far and wide to meet the dogs in their Irish hometown.

According to Belfast Live, Odin's owners took to social media to reveal his passing, writing, "Our family are at vast heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning".

"It's hard to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin lead a life like no other dog". It's an incredible opportunity to have a pet that you love so well that has become known worldwide and that touches the hearts of so many people. Ned's illegitimate son Jon Snow (Kit Harington) adopted another direwolf puppy named Ghost for himself as well. After the appearances of the big bad wolves as cubs in the first season, CGI would later be used to create larger adult versions of the animals in later seasons. A year ago also saw the deaths of animal actors who played beloved dogs on comedy shows. Brooklyn nine nine Y Fuller House. Asking fans for donations to pay for his treatment, the pet owner wrote, "Any donations large or small would mean everything to us and to Odin and would give us a better chance to help beat this illness". We hope that the family of Odin finds some peace. You were a very good boy.

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