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'Game of Thrones' latest casualty will be a Facebook developer

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Last week, author George R.R. Martin announced a rather unusual charity drive. Two lucky souls who donated $20,000 to a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico would be written into the next book in Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series — and promptly killed off in an appropriately "grisly" fashion. The "prizes" were snapped up quickly, and ABC News has revealed the identify of one lucky future carcass — Dave Goldblatt, a 30-year-old Facebook employee from San Francisco. "I'm just lucky enough to be in a position to do this," Goldblatt said in an interview with ABC News. "Obviously, the money is going to charity, so it's an added bonus. I didn't immediately seek to help wolf sanctuaries, but the more I read about the charities, I learned it was a worthwhile cause."

In addition to their violent deaths, both Goldblatt and the female winner (who has thus far chosen to remain anonymous) get to choose their place in the world of Westeros — Goldblatt chose to be a Valyrian. As to when Goldblatt and his fellow donor will make their debut, there's still no solid release date for the follow-up to 2011's A Dance With Dragons.