Game of Thrones fans everywhere are mourning the loss of the beloved “direwolf” named Odin. Playing a role in the hit series alongside the famous cast, Odin gained recognition around the world for his stunning appearance and tie to the show.
Odin lost his battle to cancer after aggressively fighting the disease for the last 4 months. Odin was diagnosed with the deadly disease back in November of 2019, and Game of Thrones fans around the world raised nearly $12,000 in support of his cancer treatment.
Though Odin and his loving family gave it everything they had, Odin lost his battle at 10 years of age. Direwolf fans around the world celebrated the life of this beautiful pup, and his family reminisced on the wonderful time they spent with their best furry friend.
Odin and his brother Thor, who also participated in the GoT series, were originally welcomed into their family due to an interest in raising large dogs to bring along on hikes and other outdoor activities. It was only an unexpected bonus that the Game of Thrones cast got wind of these handsome Northern Inuit dogs when they were searching for wolf-like breeds to cast in the show.
Since Odin and Thor made their HBO debut, their lives have been filled with love and support from dedicated fans around the world. Odin took part in tours around Europe, has met so many admiring fans, and will be forever memorialized in the Game of Thrones series as Summer, Bran Stark’s Direwolf Pup in Season 1 Episode 1.
“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’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’s family
Many of those that Odin touched over the years have shared their photos and videos of the moments they got to meet this incredible pup. Stories have been shared of how kind and outgoing he was each time he met with his fans, and how he was always welcoming of a good belly rub!
“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 Stark’s 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.” – Odin’s family
Those that loved Odin can take comfort in the fact that they did everything possible in attempts to save their furry friend, and how after it all he was able to pass away peacefully in his sleep. We are sending our love to Odin’s family in this difficult time, and have no doubt that his memory will live on in the hearts of so many!
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