Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Scott Wilson, 'In Cold Blood' and 'Walking Dead' actor, dies

Scott Wilson, 'In Cold Blood' and 'Walking Dead' actor, dies

Showrunner Angela Kang revealed the details at the show's New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, confirming Shane (Jon Bernthal), Hershel (Scott Wilson) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) would be making appearances despite their characters being dead.

He starred in The Walking Dead between 2011 and 2014, playing farmer Hershel Greene before the character was killed off in season four.

Wilson had been traveling recently on the comic con circuit around the country this past year, so his death came as a shock to fans, Comicbook.com reported.

Wilson has over 80 acting credits to his name, including appearing in several other Oscar-nominated films, including "The Right Stuff", "Dead Man Walking" and "Monster". But Hershel fanatics need not worry too much about sharing these final moments with Wilson's live-action patriarch, for they'll be seen in the episode in full, as confirmed by ComicBook.com. Rest in paradise, Scott.

Actor Emily Kinney, who plays Wilson's daughter on The Walking Dead, posted a picture of herself with her TV father as a tribute.

Wilson's Bosch co-star Titus Welliver tweeted, "Scott Wilson has departed. Scott will be missed". I was honored and lucky enough to work with him on #TheWalkingDead & #Damien.

Our thoughts are with Wilson's loved ones during this time of mourning.

Scott's rep, Dominic Mancini, tells us he died due to complications from leukemia.

Actor Khary Payton, who plays King Ezekiel on The Walking Dead, was one of the first cast members to remember Wilson on Twitter.

Season nine of The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 7 (tomorrow!) at 9pm ET on AMC. "We will let players experience the apocalypse first-hand in their everyday life and familiar surroundings and play to get their favorite show characters on their side", said Saara Bergström, CMO, Next Games in a statement. I have tried very hard to do that, sir.

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