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'Game of Thrones' King Joffrey death a shocker

Jack Gleeson in "Game of Thrones" (Season 4).

Jack Gleeson in "Game of Thrones" (Season 4). Credit: HBO / Macall B. Polay

Even if you've read the books, the Purple Wedding on Sunday's "Game of Thrones" was certainly surprising. The show has killed off many characters, but nothing was as shocking as King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) meeting his end at his wedding after being poisoned.

Jack told Entertainment Weekly that his send-off was tough, but it wasn't a surprise. "I knew from day one," he said. "When I got the part, I read the first book. And before that, I Googled the character summaries."

Jack didn't think that the TV writers would alter his character's fate from the books. "I knew it was coming. I would have been surprised if it didn't come in season 4. I was just like, whatever."

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