Actor who plays Jaime Lannister on 'Game of Thrones' talks Jon Snow's fate

What does the Kingslayer think really happened to the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau tells Jimmy Kimmel he has no doubt.


Warning: This post contains spoilers for those who haven't seen all 50 episodes of "Game of Thrones." Read at your own discretion.

Season 6 of HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" returns in two months, and the hype machine is kicking into full gear with the actors making the rounds of late-night shows.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister on the series, was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday, where he dished on the one question on just about every fan's mind: What actually happened to Jon Snow?

"Everyone asks, [so] I kind of just preempt it now," Coster-Waldau said. "Whenever I meet someone, I just say 'Jon Snow is dead.' Listen, he was stabbed 50 times in the heart. He's dead."

For those who don't have the scene seared in their mind, when we last saw Snow in the Season 5 finale, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch was lying in a pool of his own blood. That's after a cadre of Night's Watchmen stabbed him in an act of mutiny because they didn't like Snow's stance on the wildlings. He was stabbed so many times that it's very unlikely he survived the attack, at least not without some special help.

Several theories surfaced on the Internet that Snow may not be truly dead. Guesses include that he will be either revived by the Lord of Light via Melisandre, warged into his direwolf Ghost, or turned into a wight, White Walker or even some other undead being on par with the Night's King.

Coster-Waldau isn't buying any of it, of course, and he's sided with Maisie Williams by taking an official stance that Snow is definitely dead. You can watch him banter with Kimmel about Snow in the clip above. In the clip below, he discusses how the show's story lines have finally surpassed the George R.R. Martin books, to the chagrin of the smug readers.

Season 6 is set to kick off on April 24.

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