'The Walking Dead' Actor Scott Wilson Has Passed Away After Battling Leukemia
October 8, 2018 12:05 By Fabiosa
Veteran actor Scott Wilson has passed away on October 6th due to complications from leukemia.
A tragic news
Wilson, who has been in several movies and most recently known for playing the role of Hershel Greene on 'The Walking Dead', has died.
A rep revealed to TMZ that the actor died peacefully in his home after battling leukemia. It was recently announced that Scott would be returning to the show for the upcoming ninth season of 'The Walking Dead'. The actor played the role of Hershell from 2011 to 2014.
His Hollywood career kicked off in 1967 when he starred in 'In the Heat of the Night'. Other movies he has appeared in include 'In Cold Blood' and 'The Ninth Configuration'.
He died at the age of 76.
Condolences from his co-stars
'The Walking Dead' Twitter page confirmed the news of passing via a post. Scott was described as an "incredible actor" and the crew expressed their condolences to the actor's family and friends.
We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you! pic.twitter.com/guNI7zSqDZ— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 7, 2018
Khary Payton, who is also an actor in the TV show where he plays King Ezekiel, also shared his sadness upon hearing of Scott's death. He shared a story of how the late actor gave him a hug when he joined the show and welcomed him to the "family."
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. pic.twitter.com/EhMm0dQbtx— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) October 7, 2018
Actor Titus Welliver also shared a Twitter post in tribute to the late Scott Wilson.
Scott Wilson has departed. I am heartbroken. We are fewer. Go easy into the light brother pic.twitter.com/fLiCZigFG5— TitusWelliver (@welliver_titus) October 7, 2018
Jim Beaver, Scott's co-star on 'The Walking Dead' posted a Tweet expressing his sadness over the death of the actor. "I loved knowing him," he said about Scott who he described as a great actor.
Just learned that the wonderful actor Scott Wilson, has died. I'm terribly saddened. I just got to know Scott in the past 2-3 years, but I loved knowing him. He was a superb actor & a beloved member of our community. I'm really sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, actor. pic.twitter.com/vgsUhBxHhB— Jim Beaver (@jumblejim) October 7, 2018
Rest in peace, Scott. You will surely be missed.