Malta's famous Azure Window just collapsed into the sea

One of the most famous landmarks in the Mediterranean has collapsed into the sea.

According to severalreports, the Azure Window in Malta disappeared after a heavy storm.

The iconic limestone arch served as a beautiful backdrop in several movies and TV shows, including "Game of Thrones."

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And people are very sad to see it go, including Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat. He called the news "heartbreaking."

According to the Times of Malta, a 2013 study said erosion to the landmark was inevitable. But at the time, it wasn't in immediate danger of collapsing.

And last year, the government made walking across the natural bridge a crime.

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Malta's Azure Window before and after its collapse
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Malta's Azure Window before and after its collapse
The Azure Window, a limestone natural arch on the island of Gozo in Malta on 1 February 2017. Azure Window was collapsed during a severe storm on 8 March 2017 (Photo by Mateusz Wlodarczyk/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
VALLETTA, Nov. 29, 2015 -- Photo taken on Nov. 29, 2015, in Gozo, Malta shows the view of the Azure Window. The Azure Window, Malta's famous natural landscape, is located in its second largest island Gozo. The Azure Window is one of the most photographed vistas of Malta, and is particularly spectacular during the winter, when waves crash high inside the arch. At the end of the cliff, the Azure Window is a giant doorway, through which one can admire the water expanse beyond the cliff. The sea around is very deep and of a dark blue hue, which explains why it is called the Azure Window. (Xinhua/Jin Yu via Getty Images)
A man stands atop the cliffs where the natural structure known as the Azure Window collapsed, after the Maltese islands were hit by rough seas and stormy weather, at Dwejra on the island of Gozo, Malta, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People take pictures of the site where the natural structure known as the Azure Window collapsed, after the Maltese islands were hit by rough seas and stormy weather, at Dwejra on the island of Gozo, Malta, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People watch as waves break on the shore close to where the structure known as the Azure Window collapsed after the Maltese islands were hit by rough seas and stormy weather, at Dwejra on the island of Gozo, Malta, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
People watch as waves break on the shore close to where the structure known as the Azure Window collapsed after the Maltese islands were hit by rough seas and stormy weather, at Dwejra on the island of Gozo, Malta, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
DWEJRA, GOZO - MAY 20: The natural arch 'The Azure Window' is seen at Dwejra Bay on May 20, 2014 in Dwejra/Gozo, Malta. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
Tourists walk on the Azure Window, a 50 metre high rock arch, at Dwejra Point cliffs on the west coast of the Maltese island of Gozo September 23, 2016. Believed to have been formed millions of years ago, the arch is in danger of collapse due to natural erosion. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi MALTA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN MALTA
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