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Ned Stark's death in "Game of Thrones" Season 1 serves as the original shocker from the HBO show, so it is only right that Sean Bean, the man who played King Joffrey's first victim, has the last word on Joffrey's exit. After years of tormenting Starks, working girls, his uncle Tyrion and plenty of others, Joffrey Baratheon, first of his name, was poisoned and died a gruesome death at The Purple Wedding. "I didn't see it, but I heard," Sean Bean told Access Hollywood at WonderCon on Saturday, when we asked him for his reaction to King Joffrey's death. Premiering August 13 on TNT, the show follows Sean's Martin Odum, an FBI agent who goes so deep undercover, he runs into serious trouble, especially when a fellow agent questions who he really is.