For my private amusement, I'm working on a dead pool -- guessing who dies when, how and by whose hand. So far I haven't been guessing too well on that, since I had Maester Luwin living to the end of the series and Joffrey dying in the riot.
What are your guesses?
Well, my guessing here is very random and the how and by who tend to be where the amusement comes in:
Tywin Lannister. As much as I hate to lose Charles Dance, I'm guessing he goes early in season 3. I'm thinking he dies of a massive stroke when Tyrion tells him that his (Tywin's) wife faked her own death, and is the woman Ned Stark had an affair with during Robert's Rebellion, making her Jon Snow's mother.
Robb Stark. I'm thinking he dies soon too (I'm getting tired of him). I have him either killed by Ygritte when she mistakes him for Jon Snow, or tripping and falling on Theon's sword in some way that manages to impale them both.
Dany. She survives to the very end of the series when she's accidently set on fire by one of her dragons. (I may have to rethink that one in that she seems to be immune to dragon fire as well as regular fire).
Joffrey. He has to die soon because I can't stand him another second. I don't care how it happens just as long as it happens.
The Hound. Drinks himself to death at the beginning of season 5 after stalking Sansa all thru seasons 3 and 4.
Cersai. I'd like her to die soon too, but I have the feeling she'll outlast everyone. Damn it.
Jaime Lannister and Brienne. They become mismatched lovers and either end up the King and Queen of the 7 kingdoms, or they become the leaders of an army and die early in season 4 while fighting zombies. In any case, mismatched lovers -- I really want to see that.
That's all I've got right now.