Her dying wish was to watch the epic battle on the April 28 episode of “Game of Thrones,” when the forces of the living went up against the Night King and his undead army of wights and White Walkers. Caregivers at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, R.I., were able to make that come true—with some surprises.
Hospice patient Claire Walton also got some video greetings from 10 actors in the HBO series, now in its eighth and final season. Walton, 88, died the next day, spokeswoman Victoria Vichroski said in an email.
Among the actors who sent their regards were Liam Cunningham, who portrays Ser Davos Seaworth, also known as the “Onion Knight,” whose character has played a big part in the tale of the battle for the Iron Throne since season two as his allegiance shifted from claimant to the throne Stannis Baratheon to the “mother of dragons,” Daenerys Targaryen.
“How are you doing, Claire?” Cunningham asks in the video. “It’s Liam here … I hope you’re well enough to watch the battle, which is tonight. I wish you the very best … take care.”
Another actor—who fanboys and girls of the series will remember as portraying Syrio Forel, who began Arya Stark’s training in sword-fighting—had a message for Walton. Miltos Yerolemou, whose character met a bad end in season one, said, “I just wanted to say hello and that you are with us in spirit, and that we’re thinking of you and sending you all our love.”
HopeHealth shared the story in a Facebook video, showing Walton watching the video with her loved ones.