One of the Original 'Game of Thrones' Direwolves Has Passed Away

Amy Mackelden
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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • One of the Game of Thrones direwolves has sadly passed away.
  • Odin, a Northern Inuit dog, appeared in Season 1 of Game of Thrones.
  • The pup's owners took to Instagram to share an emotional tribute.

Sad news, Game of Thrones fans. One of the dogs who portrayed direwolf puppy Summer in Season 1 of the hit HBO show has died due to cancer.

In a heartfelt tribute to Northern Inuit dog Odin, the @got_direwolves account wrote, "Odin was a family member first and we got him when he was a pup at 7 weeks old... Odin's 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."

The post continued, "We can all take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalised in the great TV Show Game of Thrones as Summer, Bran Stark's Direwolf Pup in Season 1 episode 1."

Odin's owners reflected on the joy their direwolf brought to the world and said, "It’s an incredible piece of luck to have a pet you love so well become world famous and touch so many peoples hearts. He was always fond of the beach and his favourite treats which he had almost everyday before his passing."

They also took to the opportunity to thank generous fans who had helped to fund Odin's care and treatment when the dog got sick. The Instagram post explained, "We are incredibly grateful for the donations made towards Odin treatment and we will use what is needed to pay his vet bill and we will donate the rest between our favourite dog charities the donations will help further dogs in need at this tough time."

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