For the last two days the news of the death of the real-life wolf that plays the dire wolf Ghost, Jon Snow's furry friend from Game Of Thrones was doing the rounds.
As the news went viral, the fans of GoT were in deep shock. The rumour assumed such strength that the writer of the series, G.R.R. Martin, tweeted a consolation.
In loving memory of the real life Ghost from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. He passed this week & he will be missed. R.I.P pic.twitter.com/FHGRpagEiC— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) May 23, 2017
However he soon realised the mistake and posted another tweet.
Clarification, this was the wolf rescued by Wild Spirt and dubbed Ghost. NOT the wolf who plays Ghost on the show. https://t.co/SesDFCWBjc— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) May 23, 2017
Turns out that the wolf that died was not direwolf Ghost- it was another one of the 10 dog-wolves that had been rescued at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Iowa.
Martin - a long-time supporter of the sanctuary, had named the wolves at the rescue centre. Not only Ghost, but there are also other dog-wolves at the centre called Arya, Jon Snow and Brienne.
Quite a Martin-esque scare, this!
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