Fantasy author George R.R. Martin gained a slew of new fans when the TV series based on his A Song of Ice and Fire novels became the most-watched show in HBO's history.
Now millions of Game of Thrones fans are dying to find out how the story ends, and, well...hoping that Martin doesn't die before the story ends.
Martin has a reputation for taking his time with the dense, intricately-detailed ASOIAF books (Six years passed between the publication of the fourth and fifth installments.), and with at least two books remaining in the series, many fans are concerned that the 65-year-old GRRM won't live to complete his masterpiece.
Asked about that possibility in a recent interview, Martin replied angrily: