Celebrity George R.R. Martin Pays Tribute to Game of Thrones's Beloved White Wolf, Ghost By Brandi Fowler Brandi Fowler Instagram Website In addition to her extensive fashion, lifestyle, and beauty coverage for InStyle, Brandi has worked as a writer and editor for E! Online, a fashion and lifestyle writer for Hello! US, an editor/on-camera host for AOL, contributing writer and red carpet correspondent for Variety and Cosmopolitan, and has also served as the Hollywood correspondent for Australia's 9News' TheFIX. Her editorial features can also be found on Vitruvi, MTV News, Madame Noire, Hello Beautiful and more covering fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and entertainment news. Her articles have been syndicated by the likes of Health, Marie Claire, Essence, Shape, Yahoo!, People, and more. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 23, 2017 @ 07:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy HBO As Game of Thrones approaches the premiere of its seventh and final season, the author of the book series is mourning the loss of one of the show's beloved cast members. Jon Snow's loyal direwolf, Ghost, passed away earlier this week, and George R.R. Martin made sure to pay tribute to him. "In loving memory of the real life Ghost from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary," Martin wrote Tuesday alongside a photo of the white wolf. "He passed this week & he will be missed. R.I.P." The real-life albino arctic wolf lived with the rest of the direwolves from Game of Thrones at the New Mexico sanctuary, which is supported by the Martin family, according to the Mirror. Ghost is one of the only two remaining Stark direwolves on the show. The other—Nymeria—has been M.I.A. since the first season. Fans have been attached to Ghost since he was given to Jon Snow, and shared their condolences on Twitter as well with #RIP hashtags. Game of Thrones Season 7 Will Move Faster Than Ever WATCH: Winter Isn't Coming: Summer Style Tips from Sophie Turner Speaking of Game of Thrones and its fans, people are going crazy over the new Season 7 poster, which was released today. The creepy design features the Night King right in the middle of it, and from the look in his ice blue eye, it appears he's more than ready to bring one serious storm. Game of Thrones premieres July 16 on HBO ... and yes, we've started a countdown.