‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Writes Hodor Tribute Song ‘Hold the Door’ (Audio)

Singer-songwriter Sam Coleman played younger version of character in flashbacks

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(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you are not caught up on “Game of Thrones”)

Hodor may be gone from “Game of Thrones,” but the people will sing songs of his sacrifice for years to come — or more specifically, one song.

Sam Coleman, who played young Hodor (a.k.a. Wyllis) in several flashbacks in Season 6, has written a piano-infused tribute to the character called “Hold the Door.”

The song honors Hodor’s early life as a stable boy at Winterfell, where he describes, “watching Starks turn into men from boys.” It also describes how he protected Bran for so long, and that when the time comes he will “hold the door.”

Viewers of the show will recall that during last week’s episode, Hodor sacrificed himself to save Bran and Meera from the White Walkers.

The scene also revealed how he went from Wyllis to Hodor: Bran is trapped in one his visions when he encounters the young Hodor, at which point he accidentally links Hodor’s past mind with his present mind, causing a complete mental collapse. He can hear Meera screaming “Hold the door,” which he repeats in the past until it devolves into “Hodor.”

Listen to the full audio of “Hold the Door” by Sam Coleman below.

“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.