The author made a surprise, last-minute cameo in Gay of Thrones, Funny or Die's Thrones recap series in which a hair stylist recounts (to varying degrees of accuracy) the happenings of the HBO series' latest episode.
Game of Thrones wrapped its most-watched season to date in an expectedly big fashion. The Sunday finale of the HBO drama's fourth run was watched by 7.1 million viewers in its 9 p.m. airing, up 32 percent from Thrones' season 3 finale.
The gross audience for the finale on Sunday, counting an additional two airings, was 9.3 million viewers. The show's 9 p.m. airings this season averaged 6.8 million viewers, up 37 percent from last season.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's Game of Thrones season finale, "The Children"]
Game of Thrones said goodbye to several key character's in Sunday's finale.
Shae's (Sibel Kekilli) death was particularly painful to watch and was equally grueling to shoot — so much so that Kekilli says she and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) didn't want to rehearse the scene too much ahead of time.
To his surprise, the two spots in his charity contest sold out within hours, and another eight people soon joined a waiting list, with all begging the author of A Song of Ice and Fire to take their money and kill them off, too.