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How Game of Thrones' Purple Wedding Shocker Ranks Among the Show's Most Important Deaths

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A little bit of advice to the characters on Game of Thrones: don't get married.

The HBO fantasy hit has a tendency of turing weddings into funerals and they did just that on Sunday night in "The Lion and the Rose." Warning, major spoilers ahead!

In the episode, King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson), one of TV's most hated characters in recent history (or, you know, just history), died at his own wedding celebration, thanks to gulping down poisoned wine. 

Yes, the King of the Seven Kingdoms is dead and the fight for the Iron Throne just got a whole lot more interesting. Maybe we could call is the Wild Wild Westeros?!

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While Joff's sudden death at the end of the April 13 outing was indeed shocking, was the Purple Wedding able to top season three's bloody massacre that was the Red Wedding, which saw the deaths of (again, spoilers ahead!) Robb (Richard Madden) and Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) Stark? 

Before the season began, we ranked the 21 most important deaths on Game of Thrones so far, and of course, had to update our list after its latest kill. 

Click through our gallery below to find out where Joffrey ranks among the 22 most shocking deaths that have gone down over the last four seasons. 

PHOTOS: Ranking Game of Thrones' 22 Most Important Deaths

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