By Christian Holub
February 19, 2016 at 01:44 PM EST

The internet basically hasn’t stopped wondering whether Jon Snow is really dead since Game of Thronesepic season finale last June. HBO, for its part, has fanned the flames by prominently placing Kit Harrington’s bereaved Night’s Watch commander in its marketing campaign for the upcoming season 6. Because of this, Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday that he now automatically pre-empts all interactions.

“Whenever I meet someone, I just say ‘Jon Snow is dead,'” Coster-Waldau said. “Sometimes of course, I’m in a shop and the poor person there just says, ‘Yeah it’ll be $12.50 please.”

Kimmel laughed, but as a Game of Thrones fan, he couldn’t quite let it go. 

“There are stranger things that have happened on that show,” Kimmel said. “It wouldn’t be the biggest leap that we’ve experienced on Game of Thrones.

“You have a good point,” Coster-Waldau said. “Spoiler: at the end of season 5, he’s dead.”

Watch the full clip below.