World goes crazy over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 premiere

Fans have waited nearly a year for a new Game of Thrones episode after the last season aired in June of last year. (HBO)

HBO premiered the first episode to the sixth season of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night, with many viewers tuning in to find out the fate of fan-favorite Jon Snow, who was apparently stabbed to death at the end of last season.

The episode also premiered in the Middle East at the same time.

The hashtag #GameOfThrones was trending worldwide on Monday with many fans posting pictures on social media of viewing parties and their reactions to the premier episode.

Fans have waited nearly a year for a new Game of Thrones episode after the last season aired in June of last year.

The fate of Snow, played by 29-year-old British actor Kit Harington, has been of much speculation since the season 6 trailer was released, which opened and closed with what appeared to be a lifeless Snow where we left him, his body lying prone in a puddle of his own blood.

His alleged death sparked months of heated debate on social media about whether he really had met his end.

Fans will have to wait a little longer as the episode focused on another character, Melisandre, with the title episode of “The Red Woman.”

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