It's generally common courtesy to not speculate how someone is going to die - especially when that person is... you know, a real, living, actual person. And double-especially when that person is George R.R. Martin - the acclaimed author behind the incredibly popular 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series, and the mastermind of HBO's 'A Game of Thrones.'
Now, granted, we've all theorized about how our favorite or most hated characters will die on Game of Thrones. "Who's going to bite the dust next?" is the thought that's on everyone's minds as they are reading the books or watching the show. Of course, those who are up to date with the series, usually sit back and smile, while our friends and family watch, for example, the Red Wedding, play out on the television. It would be a lie if I said I didn't get some sort of sinister enjoyment out of watching my family howl as a certain Dornish prince got his face smashed in by a certain Mountain man.
Death speculations are all well and good when it comes to fantasy. But some people have taken it a little too far and have been, rather callously, speculating about the health of Mr. Martin himself. And, George, is none too happy about it.
When the question was posited to GRRM by Swiss newspaper the Tages Anzieger he had some very choice words to share. "I find that question pretty offensive, frankly, when people start speculating about my death and my health." he stated. "So, f**k you to those people."
Well there you have it. Basically, GRRM is never going to die. There should be no question as to whether or not George (who is a spry and virile man of only 65) will finish the books. We should all bank on that for now since my next several Spring seasons will rely solely on HBO's 'Game of Thrones' for entertainment.
You can check the link HERE for the video excerpt from the interview.