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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

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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.”