Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1 reveals fiery fate of Ed Sheeran's character who appeared in season 7
While wasting no time in putting the bustling ensemble in place for the show’s final six episodes, the new instalment – the HBO show’s first since August 2017 – found a spare moment to seemingly reference the fate of the singer’s character.
In the season seven premiere, which was broadcast in 2017, Sheeran played a Lannister soldier whose singing captured the attention of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).
However, if one of Bronn's prostitutes is to be believed, it seems the singer was scorched off-screen just episodes later in “The Spoils of War”, which saw Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) wipe out Lannister forces – just before Drogon takes a bolt to the head.
"You know that boy Eddie?" she says. "He came back with his face burnt off. He’s got no eyelids now."
The reference is likely a nod to the negative response to Sheeran’s controversial cameo. His appearance was the last in a long line of small roles for musicians, a compilation of which you can see below.
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The show will be available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.