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George Martin’s Death Caused A Lot Of Game Of Thrones Fans To Panic

by : Tom Percival on : 09 Mar 2016 17:00
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You’ve probably heard the sad news that the legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, has died aged 90.

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Unfortunately, a lot of people confused him with another famous George Martin.

Yes, a staggering number of Game of Thrones fans misread the producer’s name and went into a mild form of shock when they believed the series’ author, George RR Martin, had died, the Independent reports.

The outpouring of grief soon began on Twitter, although more people seemed concerned that they wouldn’t find out the end of the series more than any actual grief for a man dying.

https://twitter.com/dhmapplethorpe/status/707456339681927170

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Most Game of Thrones fans were relieved that the author was still alive and will therefore be able to finish his highly-anticipated sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Winds of Winter.

Because that was clearly the most important issue here…

Just to make it absolutely crystal clear, George RR Martin, writer of Game Of Thrones, isn’t dead.

But Jon Snow is.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Film and TV

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The Independent
  1. The Independent

    Sir George Martin dead: Game of Thrones fans had ‘mini-heart attack’ when they thought George RR Martin had died