Odin, the Northern Inuit Dog who played Bran Stark’s dire wolf Summer on Game of Thrones, has died on Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 10 years old and has been confirmed to have been a very good boy.

Owner William Muhall bought Odin and Thor, another Northern Inuit who played Robb Stark’s Greywind, with money he saved up at age 18. Weeks later, both puppies were booked to star in the first episode of Season 1 of Game of Thrones. Since then, they’ve gone on tour, helped raise money for charities, and brought joy to countless fans’ lives. Muhall said he couldn’t be prouder of Odin and “his legacy speaks for itself.”

Muhall recently revealed that Odin had cancer in an Instagram video. The medical costs of Odin’s treatment were skyrocketing and all dire wolf tour company events had been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. As such, Muhall was under financial strain and sought help to raise the funds. Fans raised over £12,000 to help Odin in mere days, but ultimately the pup’s cancer took a turn for the worst. The donations will now be used to pay Odin’s vet bill, with the remainder donated to various dog charities.

The Game of Thrones Direwolves tour company shared the news publicly on Instagram. “It’s difficult to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin lead a life like no other dog,” their post reads. “Odin was a family member first and we got him when he was a pup at 7 weeks old… 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.”

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