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Sorry, "Game of Thrones" book fans -- it seems Lady Stoneheart won't be making an appearance on the HBO series.


That comes straight from the lips of Michelle Fairley, who would've played Lady Stoneheart. "Yeah, the character's dead. She's dead," Fairley told Entertainment Weekly.

As readers of George R. R. Martin's books know, Lady Stoneheart is actually Catelyn Stark reanimated a few days after the Red Wedding by Lord Beric Dondarrion.

Anticipation over the shocking turn of events reached a fever pitch when "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, posted a teasing photo on Instagram of a heart made of stones. This seemed to be a sly spoiler, just like another picture in which she pretended to gouge out the eyes of actor Pedro Pascal. His character, Oberyn Martell, ended up dying in just that way.

But then season 4 ended with nary a sighting of Lady Stoneheart, and Headey quasi-confessed to sometimes drunk posting on social media.

Does that mean the Lady Stoneheart storyline cut from the TV series? Seems that way.

"You respect the writers' decision. I knew the arc, and that was it. They can't stick to the books 100 percent. It's impossible - they only have 10 hours per season," Fairley said. "They have got to keep it dramatic and exciting, and extraneous stuff along the way gets lost in order to maintain the quality of brilliant show."

So, no more Catelyn Stark and no more Fairley ... our (stone) hearts are broken!

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