Why does George R.R. Martin love killing off characters? Blame J.R.R. Tolkien

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latimes.com—If you're upset that your favorite "Game of Thrones" character came to an untimely demise, you can blame "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R.Tolkien. That's what inspired George R.R. Martin, author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels that form the basis for the hit HBO show. Martin cited Tolkien's...

Why George R.R. Martin loves killing his characters in 'Game of Thrones'. We can blame J.R.R. Tolkien for the many tragic deaths.