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"My husband, the late Lord Luthor. He was an oaf as well. He managed to ride off a cliff while hawking. They say he was looking up the sky and paid no mind to where his horse was taking him."
―Lady Olenna Tyrell[src]

Luthor Tyrell is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is deceased when the events of the series begin and is not expected to appear in the series. He is mentioned by his widow Olenna Tyrell in "Dark Wings, Dark Words".



Luthor Tyrell is the father of Mace Tyrell, the Lord of Highgarden and the head of House Tyrell. He is survived by his widow Olenna Tyrell, known as the "Queen of Thorns".[1][2]

In his youth, Luthor was expected to marry Viola Redwyne. The night before he was due to propose to her, however, Viola's sister Olenna "stumbled" upon his bedchamber after allegedly getting lost after her embroidery lesson. The next morning, Luthor did not propose to Viola; in fact, he never left his chamber, as he couldn't walk, and could only think of what Olenna had given him the night before.[3]

Season 3Edit

Lord Luthor's widow, Lady Olenna, describes her late husband to Sansa Stark as "an oaf".  She explains that her husband died when he rode over a cliff while hawking. He had been looking up and not paying attention to where his horse was going. She used the incident as a metaphor for the Tyrells' alliance with the Lannisters.[4]

Season 4Edit

After Joffrey is poisoned and dies right in front of Margaery, she is left somewhat shaken. Days later, wearing mourning clothes, Olenna recalls to her that Luthor was an oaf she had to sit through boring banquets with and produce heirs with - but it was still horrifying after he died in his hunting accident, when they brought him back and she saw his lifeless corpse laid out on a table. Olenna seems uncharacteristically a little upset, though she tries to hide it, as she clearly didn't rejoice when Luthor died.[5]

Family treeEdit

Luthor Tyrell
Family tree Olenna
Olenna Tyrell
née Redwyne Redwyne shield icon
Mace tree
Mace Tyrell
Alerie Tyrell
née Hightower
Joffrey tree
Joffrey Baratheon KL Baratheon shield icon
Margaery's 2nd husband
Margaery Tree
Margaery Tyrell
Renly Tree
Renly Baratheon Renly shield icon
Loras's lover
Margaery's 1st husband
Loras Tree
Loras Tyrell
Tommen Baratheon family tree
Tommen Baratheon KL Baratheon shield icon
Joffrey's younger brother
Margaery's 3rd husband

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Luthor Tyrell's backstory remains the same, except that there is no mentioning if he ever has been betrothed to any other woman before his marriage to Olenna.

After short conversation with Olenna, Tyrion Lannister wondered if Luthor deliberately rode off that cliff.

See alsoEdit


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Lord: Lord Mace Tyrell Heir: Ser Loras Tyrell
Seat: Highgarden Lands: The Reach
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the Reach · Lord of Highgarden · Warden of the South
Ancestors:Garth Gardener · Harlen Tyrell · Lyonel Tyrell
Current members:Olenna Tyrell · Alerie Tyrell · Margaery Tyrell · Tyrell lady
Deceased members:Luthor Tyrell
Household:Mira Forrester · Sera Durwell
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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