As fans of the fantasy series know, no character is safe in Game of Thrones and, after last night's shocking turn of events, one star was left 'heartbroken'. Spoiler alert! 

In last night's episode of Game of Thrones, entitled The Viper and the Mountain, audiences saw Prince Oberyn face off against The Mountain in a fight that would decide the fate of the much loved Tyrion Lannister.

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Unfortunately the fight ended with The Mountain killing the Dornish Prince in what has to be one of the most gruesome scenes in the series to date and not only did we lose a new, but already favoured character in Oberyn, but it would appear that the fate of Tyrion has been decided.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, Pedro Pascal discussed his heartbreak at his character's death: "It's awful. It's heartbreaking. I love the character. I fell in love with the character and maybe that helped me play him.

"The first thing that helped me identify with him was actually a love for him. I found him very delicious. I also found him very, very honourable and very progressive and just an all-around badass, not because he's a great fighter and because he likes to f*** everything that moves, but because he has morals that I identify with."

He added: "So it was always very hard for me to kind of like, detach myself from my own heartbreak that the character goes out the way that he goes out."

Game of Thrones continues on Sky Atlantic on Mondays at 9pm.