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Game of Thrones premiere: No Jon Snow as stars walk red carpet to launch season 6

Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in red carpet style

By Claire Williamson

Despite the plethora of Game of Thrones' stars glittering on the red carpet, all eyes were searching for one man who was nowhere to be seen - Jon Snow.

Game of Thrones fans are counting down the days to the return of the hit HBO show on April 24.

Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were among the cast members - whose characters remain living - walking the red carpet in LA on Sunday night.

Long-standing character Jon Snow was brutally stabbed and left dying in the snow at the end of the fifth series.

But despite his death scene, actor Kit Harington has repeatedly found himself forced to quash all hope in rumours that Snow could actually be alive and ready for a comeback.

Even the Duchess of Cornwall is keen to find out whether Kit Harington's Game Of Thrones character Jon Snow is truly dead, the actor revealed on the Jonathan Ross show where he underwent a lie detector test.

And reporters on the red carpet had one burning question for the stars - could they shed any light on the fate of Snow.

Turner 20, told Sky News at the Hollywood Boulevard premiere she has only read her parts of the script so she doesn't have to keep anything a secret.

"I have no idea what's about to happen in the season and that's good because it means I don't blab," she shared.

There was a stark warning given to press that there were to be no spoilers or plot points - instead vague first impressions would be tolerated.

Those in attendance at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre are the only people who will see the season opener ahead of its highly anticipated television premiere.

The guest list included musician and comedian Tim Minchin, creator of The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman, Thomas Middleditch of HBO's Silicon Valley, Faye Dunaway and Regina King.

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