Malta's Azure Window rock formation, featured on 'Game of Thrones,' collapses

Associated Press

Iconic rock arch falls into Malta sea, was TV, film backdrop

Associated Press
This is a April 2014 image of the landmark the Azure Window located just off Malta. (Caroline Hodgson via AP)

- An iconic landmark featured on HBO's "Game of Thrones" is no more.

According to The Associated Press, Malta's Azure Window, a rock formation on the coast of Gozo, collapsed Wednesday amid storms and rough waters following years of erosion.

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​Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called the loss "heartbreaking."

"Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion," he tweeted. "That sad day arrived."

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Iconic rock arch from 'Game of Thrones' falls into Malta sea

The part of coast where the Azure Window is seen March 8, 2017, after the arch, which was one of Malta's main landmarks, collapsed in a storm. (AP Photo/Christian Mangion)

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