'Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson, who played Hershel, has died

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'The Walking Dead' Actor Scott Wilson Dies at 76

Scott Wilson has sadly passed away.

Members of the "Walking Dead" cast and loved ones mourned the actor's death on Twitter. Wilson played Hershel Greene on the show for three seasons.

No details about Wilson's cause of death have been released.

'Walking Dead' fans are mourning the loss of the man who played Hershel Greene on the hit show. His father was a building contractor who died when Mr. Wilson was 12, leading his mother to move the family to her hometown of Thomasville, near the Florida border.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Scott Wilson of "The Walking Dead" attends SCAD Presents aTVfest at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta on February 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. His character was killed off in season 4 of the series, notes Variety.

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He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Captain Billy Cutshaw in The Ninth Configuration in 1980, and had also appeared in episodes of Law and Order, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files. He may have been most recognized for The Walking Dead, but more recently he also played key roles in Bosch, CSI, Damien, and Netflix's The OA. ".Hershel lived at the emotional core of the show". His performance was widely praised and earned him the cover of Life magazine alongside In Cold Blood author Truman Capote and co-star Robert Blake.

Our thoughts are with Scott's loved ones at this time. "#RIP #Hershel #TWD", actress and TWD superfan Yvette Nicole Brown said. "A little less than an hour later I got the bad news", said Hardwick.

The show's ninth season premiere, which promises to usher in an all-new era for the Alexandrian survivors, begins Sunday, but its family is in mourning for the loss of actor Scott Wilson.

He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Heavenly Koh Wilson.

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