Game of Thrones: Ed Sheeran's character Eddie's fate is finally revealed

15 April 2019, 10:39

Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones
Ed Sheeran in Game of Thrones. Picture: HBO

By Tom Eames

Game of Thrones has revealed just what happened to Ed Sheeran's character on the show, so will he be coming back?

Warning: This article contains minor spoilers for Game of Thrones' season 8 opening episode.

Ed Sheeran made a surprise cameo in the first episode of the show’s seventh season back in 2017, where he was seen leading a singalong with a group of Lannister soldiers, and even had a brief conversation with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).

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The appearance was widely panned, and now it appears his character won't be making a comeback.

Sheeran’s episode ended with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) sending her dragons to attack the Lannister troops, with many assuming that Ed’s character was no more.

In the first episode of Season 8 last night (April 14), Bronn (Jerome Flynn) was increasingly annoyed at a group of girls, as they began speculating about the fate of the Lannister troops.

Ed’s fate was revealed, as one of the girls remembered how a ginger-haired soldier named Eddie had his face burnt off in the attack.

Ouch.

Ed previously admitted that he didn’t expect his character to survive for very long: “We were all quite young, those soldiers,” he said. “I doubt I’m going to survive for that long, to be honest, when there are dragons in the world."