‘Game Of Thrones’ fans have been left reeling from the shock death of one of its main characters.
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Viewers saw Jon Snow meet his maker on the latest episode of the hit fantasy series, as he was brutally murdered by his own men, including his faithful steward Olly.
The scenes, which aired as part of the fifth season’s finale, caused uproar on Twitter, with fans devastated at Jon’s death.
Yup ok that's it I'm done with game of thrones. #JonSnow— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) June 15, 2015
I feel like I've been stabbed just as many times as Jon snow— Grace Ferguson (@graceferg99) June 15, 2015
Worst Sunday night ever. RIP Jon Snow #GoT— Sophia Chabbott (@SophiaChabbott) June 15, 2015
JON SNOW DIED! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO LOOK FORWARD TO!— Nethmi Gunathilake (@nethmiig) June 15, 2015
Good thing that witch is there to bring Jon Snow back to life, right? RIGHT??— Shane Nickerson (@shanenickerson) June 15, 2015
And while many hoped that there may a way that former Lord Commander of the Night's Watch wasn’t really dead, actor Kit Harington has confirmed his departure from the show after five series.
He told Entertainment Weekly: "I had a sit-down with Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff], we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they're being whacked.]. And they said, 'Look, you're gone, it's done',"
Kit added to The New York Daily News: “I hope it’s a real shock and a heartbreak, I really hope it is,”
“It’s like Joffrey’s death or the Red Wedding. It’s a scene that we want to have that kind of impact; I found it to be really disturbing to shoot.
“I had wanted it to be a beautiful death, a release. But they way it unfolded, it was a huge betrayal and a gruesome death. It was an abrupt and brutal finish with no absolutely no peace for Jon in the end.”
“He dies sad, understanding that the last person to stab him is Olly, his steward,” he added.