The producers are really sorry for all those hold the door jokes

Updated May 25, 2016 04:35 PM
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The Game of Thrones showrunners have been killing off characters with impunity for years and for once they are apologizing for it.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss sent in a video to Jimmy Kimmel Live! to say they were sorry for the tragic death of Hodor (Kristian Nairn) in Sunday’s episode.

But they aren’t sorry for making fans all over the world mourn his loss. Rather, they’re sorry for all the “hold the door” jokes that have inevitably sprung up after the fan favorite character died while holding a door.

“We’re sorry for all the idiots who for now on will be shouting ‘Hodor’ every time yo go through a door,” said Benioff.

“We forgot how annoying people can be. That’s our bad,” added Weiss.

The heartbreaking episode revealed the origin of Hodor’s name and saw him give his life to protect his friend Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright).

In an interview with an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nairn pointed out that there’s always the chance we haven’t seen the last of Hodor as we didn’t see him take his final breath.

“So who knows? He may come back as a White Walker, maybe he got away. But it’s a really good way to do it. I couldn’t have asked for a better goodbye to a character I love,” said Nairn.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on HBO.