Walking Dead Actor Dies, but Will Reprise Role

Scott Wilson succumbs to leukemia, had already completed filming on Season 9 of zombie thriller
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2018 8:09 AM CDT
Updated Oct 7, 2018 8:21 AM CDT
Actor Scott Wilson appears in a scene from "The Walking Dead," in Senoia, Ga.   (AP Photo/AMC, Gene Page)
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(Newser) Walking Dead star Scott Wilson has died of complications of leukemia at the age of 76. Scott's career spanned more than five decades and included 50 movie credits, but he was perhaps best known for his portrayal of Herschel Greene in AMC's zombie thriller. Wilson's rep tells TMZ that he was "a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him." In an odd turn of events, TWD's showrunner announced Saturday night that Wilson would be returning for its ninth season, reports EW, even though his character was previously killed off. Wilson had already completed that filming; news of his death came just hours later. (Read more obituary stories.)

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