‘Game Of Thrones’ fans just suffered a huge loss after a star animal from the hit television show, Bran’s direwolf, has died after being diagnosed with mouth cancer.
The direwolf, named Odin, was featured in the first episode where the Stark family finds the direwolves, and decides each of them will keep one. Bran can be seen holding baby Odin in his arms, during the scene.
The beautiful dog’s family issued a statement on Instagram announcing his passing and thanked everyone who donated for his Odin’s cancer treatments.
“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,” the statement began.
It continued, “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 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.”
The family points out they will always get to see their puppy after he was captured on the big screen during the show. “We can all take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalized in the great TV Show Game of Thrones as Summer Bran Starks Direwolf Pup in Season 1 Episode 1.”
The family continued, “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 favorite treats which he had almost every day 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.”
A few weeks ago, Odin was diagnosed with mouth cancer and the family started a GoFundMe page to help cover his expensive medical costs. Many fans and friends helped out with donations.
The family thanks the fans, saying, “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 to reply to all your messages at this very difficult time in our lives.