‘Game Of Thrones’: Does Sansa Stark Die? Actress Sophie Turner Is Scared To Find Out

“Is Jon Snow dead?” might be the first question on most Game of Thrones fans’ minds as Season 6 is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday night. But the actress who plays Jon’s half-sister may be one of the few who are at least as interested in knowing the fate of one other GOT character: Does Sansa Stark die? Twenty-year-old actress Sophie Turner recently revealed that she’s “terrified” to find out if and how her character dies on Game of Thrones.

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Is Jon Snow dead?

The description HBO gives for the Season 6 premiere doesn’t even mention the man everyone is asking about. But it does mention Sophia Turner’s Game of Thrones character.

“At Castle Black, Thorne defends his treason while Edd and Davos defend themselves. Sansa and Theon race the cold and the hounds.”

This begs the question: will viewers even learn tonight whether or not Jon Snow is dead?

If Jon Snow is really dead, does that mean he’s gone from the show for good? Is there a chance for resurrection in the Games of Thrones universe?

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From the very first season of GOT, major characters have been killed off abruptly and unexpectedly (especially for viewers who weren’t reading the books). But Jon Snow has survived the first five seasons, and viewers have grown very attached. If Jon Snow truly died at the end of Season 5, is there any chance for an afterlife?


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Does Sansa Stark die in Season 6?

During an interview with GQ, Sophie Turner was asked about the eventual death of her character. When asked if she’s scared that her character might die on Game of Thrones, the actress answered bluntly.

“Oh my God, I’m so terrified.”

It’s not just whether or not the character will die, however. Sophia is scared that Sansa Stark could end up dying in a way that isn’t as dramatic or memorable as so many deaths on GOT tend to be.

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As she revealed to Metro, it’s important to Sophia Turner that Sansa Stark has a “cool death scene,” assuming the character eventually dies on the show.

“If you’re on Game of Thrones and you don’t have a cool death scene, then what’s the point?”

More immediately, however, fans of the show are more concerned about Sansa’s well-being after she picked a lock and escaped Winterfell with the help of Theon at the end of Season 5.

When is Game of Thrones on?

Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres tonight, Sunday, April 24 on HBO. The show begins at 9:00 p.m. EST — except for those who have HBO Go or HBO Now, where the show starts 3 minutes early at 8:57 p.m. EST. Like most current HBO programming, past seasons are not available on Netflix. Viewers who need to catch up on any past episodes online can purchases entire seasons or individual episodes through Amazon Prime.

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For the uninitiated, Game of Thrones is rated TVMA due to adult content, adult language, graphic violence, and nudity.

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