The Walking Dead actor Scott Wilson has passed away aged 76 in Los Angeles. The 76-year-old actor died of complications from leukaemia.
‘Scott will always be remembered as a great actor and we all feel fortunate to have known him as an even better person. The character he embodied on The Walking Dead, Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show,’ AMC told Us Weekly.
‘Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters’ choices to this day. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. Scott will be missed.’
The official Twitter account for The Walking Dead paid tribute by writing: ‘We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on The Walking Dead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!’
The Walking Dead co-actor Khary Payton tweeted:
‘The first time I met Scott Wilson, he gave me a big hug and said that this thing I had become apart of… was a family. He said I had a responsibility to take care of it. I have tried very hard to do that, sir. & I will continue. I promise. See you on the other side, my friend.’
Scott made his film debut in Norman Jewison’s seminal 1967 film In The Heat Of The Night and played a man suspected of murder.
He played Hershel Greene on the AMC series The Walking Dead.
He starred in more than 50 movies, including The Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor and Dead Man Walking.
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