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Meet Rob Ostlere, the very first person to die on Game of Thrones

Rob Ostlere was fresh out of drama school when he landed a part in the show's pilot. But little did he know his six minutes of screen time would have such an impact on his life.
The first character to die on Game of Thrones was Waymar Royce, played by actor Rob Ostlere. (HBO)
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This Sunday the final episode ever of Game of Thrones will be airing. The show is an international phenomenon with millions around the world tuning in every week.

Now besides the dragons and the White Walkers, Game of Thrones has made it's mark on pop culture for it's tendency to unabashedly kill off basically everyone on the show. According to the best guesses of super fans online, the show's death toll heading into the final episode is north of 300,000.

Whether you're the lowly stable boy or the queen's most trusted friend, no one is safe. 

But there's one person, and one person alone, who holds the title of the very first death on the show. Meet Rob Ostlere, who was fresh out of drama school when he landed a part in the show's pilot. But little did he know his six minutes of screen time would have such an impact on his life.

The final episode of the series airs this Sunday. On Monday morning you can catch our q Screen Panel, who will be here to unpack the show's legacy.

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