You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
He was happy and alive earlier in the day. I stopped by the Riverwood Trade for some supplies before heading up towards Bleak Falls Barrow and overhead one of the kids argue that Stump was, in fact, not a spider, but a dog. I chuckled and moved on, not knowing I would return later that day to find Stump dead just outside of Gerdur's house. The circumstances are shrouded in mystery, but I suspect old age.