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In Memoriam: Those we have lost playing The Game of Thrones

Updated on March 28, 2015

With season five just around the corner, let's take a look at those we have lost along the way. SPOILERS ahead!

Season 1

Waymar Royce

Look out behind you!
Look out behind you!

Played by: Rob Ostlere

Killed by: Wights

The story begins with a pair of men from the Night's watch getting slaughtered by the undead Wildlings that they were hunting, setting the tone for the series.

Ser Hugh of the Vale

Played by: Jefferson Hall

Killed by: Gregor Clegane

Jousts are serious business. You could fall off your horse or you could get the tip of a lance shoved in your throat.

Jory Cassel

Played by: Jamie Sives

Killed by: Jamie Lannister

Jory was a loyal servant to Ned Stark coming to his aid during a fight with the Lannister and got a knife in the eye for his trouble. He should have seen it coming.

Viserys Targaryen

A very expensive death
A very expensive death

Played by: Harry Lloyd

Killed by :Khal Drogo

All he wanted was to be king. Theatening his pregnant sister in front of her massive horse lord husband was not the way to do it and ended up with molten gold burning his head.

Robert Baratheon

Played by: Mark Addy

Killed by: a boar

Robert liked drinking and hunting. Sadly he got too drunk to hunt and the boar got him

Eddard Stark

Played by: Sean Bean

Killed by: Ilyn Paine on orders from Joffery

This is the one that surprised people. Ned was the hero of the show, but he was captured, imprisioned and made to confess his "crimes." He believed he would be sent to the Wall, but had his head lopped off. This was the moment that we knew all bets were off. Anyone can die.

Khal Drogo

Played by: Jason Moma

Killed by: Daenerys

After suffering a bad infection, Drogo was near death. His life was saved by black magic, but he was left brain dead. Wanting to spare him, she suffocated him with a pillow.

Season 2

Maester Cressen

Played by: Oliver Ford Davies

He tried to poison Melisandre, but unfortunately she developed an immunity to iocane powder.


Played by: Francis Magee

Killed by: Amory Lorch

As a recruiter for the Night's Watch, Yoren was escorting Arya back home when they were assaulted by gold cloaks looking for Gendry. Yoren died defending them.

Renly Baratheon

Played by: Gethin Anthony

Killed by: Shadow monster

Renly refused to join his brother Stannis, so Melisandre birthed a shadow monster that killed Renly in his tent.

Ser Roderick Cassel

Game of Thrones: Ser Rodrik's Death

Played by: Ron Donachie

Killed by: Theon Greyjoy

This one was brutal. After Theon captured Winterfell, he chopped off Ser Roderick's head, but made a mess of it, rather than giving him the clean death he deserved.

Most of Stannis Baratheon's men

A Game of Thrones (HBO) - Wildfire goes boom

Played by: Extras

Killed by: Tyrion and Bronn

Yeah, just watch.

Ser Mendon Moore

Played by: James Doran

Killed by: Podrick Payne

During the Battle of Blackwater, many men died. Ser Mandon Moore tried to kill Tyrion Lannister. Protecting his lord, Podrick Payne shoved a spear in his neck.

Qhorin Halfhand

Played by: Simon Armstrong

Killed by: Jon Snow

Knowing Mance would never trust them otherwise, Qhorin ordered Jon to kill him, so that he can convince the Wildings that he has turned his cloak.

Maester Luwin

Played by: Donald Sumpter

Killed by: Dagmer Cleftjaw and Osha

Before leaving Winerfell, the Ironborn left Maester Luwin with a spear in his abdomen. After ordering Osha to take care of Bran and Rickon, he asks a final favor: an end to his suffering.

Season 3

Jeor Mormont

Played by: James Cosmo

Killed by: Rast

During a mutiny at Craster's Keep, Mormont is stabbed in the back by Rast, one of his own men. After a struggle, he is repeatedly stabbed by Rast.


Played by: Robert Pugh

Killed by: Karl Tanner

While hosting men of the Night's Watch, anger over the lack of food caused a mutiny. Karl stabs Caster through the throat.


Played by: Esme Blanco

Killed by: Joffery Baratheon

A character created for the show, Ros is a composite character. After double-crossing Littlefinger, she is given to Joffery for a crossbow target.

Tasila Stark

Played by: Oona Chaplin

Killed by: Lothar Frey

The Red Wedding, one if the most shocking moments of the show began when Lothar Frey repeatedly stabbed the pregnant Talisa in the abdomen, killing both her and her unborn child.

Robb Stark

Game of Thrones: The Red Wedding

Played by: Richard Madden

Killed by Roose Bolton

As his wife lay dying and his men are slaughtered around him, Robb is hit by several arrows. He is finally killed by Roose Bolton with the words "The Lannisters send their regards."

Catelyn Stark

Played by: Michelle Fairley

Killed by: Black Walder Frey

After watching her son murdered, Catelyn slits the throat of Walder Frey's wife before she herself has here throat cut. In the books she is resurrected and becomes Lady Stoneheart, but there are no plans to include this plot line

Season 4

Joffery Baratheon

Played by: Jack Gleeson

Killed by: Oleanna Tyrell and Peter Baelish

The man we all loved to hate. The cruel king was poisoned at his own wedding by his bride's grandmother. A necklace with a solid concentrate of poison was worn by Sansa Stark. The necklace was a gift from Peter Baelish via Ser Dontos. The poison was dropped into Joffery's cup, killing him.

Oberyn Martel

Played by:Pedro Pascal

Killed by: Gregor Cleagane

As Tyrion Lannister's champion, Oberyn fights Cleagane, seriously wounding him with a poisonous spear. In trying to wring a confession for the death of his sister, Oberyn gets too close. He is grabbed by Cleagane who crushes his skull.

Lysa Arryn

Played by: Kate Dickie

Killed by: Peter Baelish

Consumed with jealousy, Lysa attacks Sansa Stark, nearly throwing her out the Moon Door. Her husband, Peter Baelish comforts her before telling her that he was always in love with her sister and pushing her out the Moon Door to her death.


Played by: Rose Leslie

Killed by Olly

During the assault on Castle Black, Ygritte has a chance to kill Jon Snow, but hesitates. She is pierced with an arrow by the young boy whose father she killed a few days earlier.

Jojen Reed

Played by: Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Killed by: Wights

In a departure from the books, Jojen is killed in an attack by the wights in helping Bran reach the Three-Eyed Crow


Played by: Sibel Kikilli

Killed by: Tyrion Lannister

After escaping his cell, Tyrion makes his way to his father's chamber. He finds his former lover in his father's bed. He strangles her.

Tywin Lannister

Played by: Charles Dance

Killed by:Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion confronts his father in the privy, and when Tywin calls Shae a whore, Tyrion fires a crossbow quarrel in his abdomen

So who is next? Season five will include deaths that are not in the book. Who is going to die?

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      Kelley Marks 

      18 months ago from California

      Thanks for the recap, as "Game of Thrones" will soon be back later in July 2017. The only character I kind of miss is the loathsome Joffery - he died way too soon. Also, you may want to update this story just in time for the new season. I'm just sayin'. Later!


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