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Bran’s Direwolf Dog in Game of Thrones Dies Due to Cancer

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As if there wasn’t enough despair in the world, fans of the biggest show in the world received some sad news. It was reported that Game of Thrones’ direwolf dog, Summer, passed away due to cancer.

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It is safe to say that Game of Thrones’ direwolf dogs played an essential role in the storyline

When the show released in 2011, no one expected to fall in love with it to such extent. While the characters, scenes, and writing is impeccable, Game of Thrones’ direwolf dogs cannot be overlooked. Introduced as the symbol of House Stark, we first met with these lovely creatures in the first season. In order to save them from killing, Jon Snow asks Ned Stark to give the five direwolf pups to each Stark kid. Instantly after, they find a sixth one which Jon Snow keeps for himself. They all give their pets a unique name which is, Nymeria, Summer, Lady, Shaggydog, Grey Wind and Ghost. As the show progressed, Game of Thrones’ direwolf dogs played their own given roles.

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Recently, it was announced that the dog who plays Summer has passed away due to cancer

In reality, Game of Thrones’ direwolf dogs are played by Northern Inuit dogs from Ireland. Bran Stark’s direwolf is called Odin and is owned by William Mulhall who runs Direwolf Tours in Northern Ireland. In 2019, it was announced that Odin has been diagnosed with cancer and fans raised donations for his treatment. However, recently it was announced that beloved dog has passed away. In an Instagram post, Odin’s owner announced the news. He wrote:

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

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Our family are at immense heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning. It’s difficult to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin lead a life like no other dog. 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. 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. He was met with further illness as the week continued and the vets did everything they could to keep him going but he passed away in his sleep. 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. If you have photos or videos or stories about Odin then please send them or share them with us. Please understand we will try reply to all your messages at this very difficult time in our lives.

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Furthermore, he wrote:

“Odin was a family member first and we got him when he was a pup at seven weeks old. All we wanted were big dogs to take hiking and sleep at our feet in the evening beside the fire, everything after that was a bonus. 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 for one dog he has more stories than some people would.”

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Indeed, the news of Game of Thrones’ direwolf dog’s passing is extremely sad. Odin’s brother, Thor, played Robb Stark’s Grey Wind in the show. These beautiful creatures will never be forgotten.

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