It's not unusual to hear of a dramatic death of a much-loved character in HBO's smash hit Game of Thrones.
But as the number of episodes left in the series starts to dwindle, so do the number of characters left standing according to the Vice President of Drama at the network.
At an INTV conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday, HBO's Francesca Orsi gave a suggestion that may cause worldwide fan upset - characters that survived until the last season will die 'one by one'.
'Tears just started falling': HBO bosses revealed that Game of Thrones actors broke down while remaining characters 'were killed off one by one' during the final table reads
Francessca detailed how emotional the cast became during a 'powerful' table read, which none of the cast had read before.
She said: 'None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths.'
With each character dropping down, the cast were reportedly in tears trying to get through the last of the script, before a rapturous applause closed out the table read.
Francesca continued: 'By the end, the last few words on the final script, the tears just started falling down. Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes.'
High emotions: With each character dropping