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Is Tyrion going to die at the end of 'Game of Thrones'?

Peter Dinklage chats about his character's fate

Is Tyrion going to die at the end of 'Game of Thrones'?
15 October 2018

Time’s ticking down until we all finally get the big ol’ release of Game of Thrones Season 8. And each new day seems to bring another tantalising titbit about what’s going to go down in the final season.

This time it’s the turn of Peter Dinklage, who’s masterfully played Tyrion Lannister on the show for years. The three-time-Emmy-winner, 49, has spoken to Vulture about his character (and his potential) fate, which means us Westeros obsessives get yet another chance to frantically pore over every tiny detail and try to work out how things are going to end.

Me, obsessively trying to work out what’s going to happen in Game of Thrones next year

“He certainly developed a deeper sense of responsibility over the course of the show,” Dinklage said about his character.

“He was a pretty irresponsible character to begin with. He used his position as the outcast of his family like an adolescent would. He pushed it in their [the Lannisters’] faces. The beauty of Tyrion is that he grew out of that mode in a couple of seasons and developed a strong sense of responsibility. Not morality, because he always had that, but what to do with his intelligence.”

And when asked about where Tyrion is left at the end of the series, Dinklage added: “I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out.”



Okay, hold up. Is he basically acknowledging that Tyrion is going to croak at the end of Game of Thrones? Interestingly, the Vulture interviewer wasn’t 100% convinced by this and wrote in a footnote: “I took what Dinklage was saying here not as a suggestion that Tyrion dies, but rather his attempt to leave open the possibility that the character might meet that fate.”

Find out whether Tyrion finally meets his maker when Game of Thrones returns in 2019. 

(Images: Getty / HBO / FX)