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Gwendoline Christie honours the bear actor she fought in Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones features many legendary beasts, ranging from the fire-breathing dragons to the nigh extinct direwolves of the North. There was one who played a pivotal role in strengthening the relationship between Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), in a big way. In season 3, Locke threw Brienne into an arena before a large crowd to watch her take on a grizzly with nothing but a wooden sword. When it looks to be over for her, Jamie Lannister jumps in like a hero to ensure her survival. The bear actor who played the ferocious beast has sadly passed away, just recently.

Last month we learned that the bear she fought, Bart the Bear II, sadly passed away at the age of 21. During the weekend Christie shared her condolences for the loss of her co-star, with whom she had shared plenty of fond memories.

“Rest in peace, dear BART THE BEAR II. 2000 – 2021,” she wrote on her Instagram. “The greatest co-star I ever had. Own trailer on set, Country and Western music playing at all times to calm him, and applause every time he stepped on stage with whipped cream in a frying pan – I loved every second of working with you!!”

We will always cherish the memories Bart left with us through his performance on Game of Thrones. Leave your condolences in the comments below.

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