21 of the Most Important 'Game of Thrones' Character Deaths

Amanda Hayman

If Game of Thrones is known for anything, it's for killing off its many loved (or not-so-loved) characters, with murderous methods ranging from crowns of molten gold to deadly weddings and everything in between.

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Ahead of the anticipated GoT Season 7 premiere July 16 on HBO, we compiled a gallery looking back at the 21 most important character deaths in the seven kingdoms throughout the past six seasons.