The Walking Dead's Scott Wilson Dead at 76

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According to TMZ, veteran actor Scott Wilson, likely best known for his run as Hershel on The Walking Dead has passed away at the age of 76.

As the day continues towards the show's newest season, Wilson's fellow Walking Dead alums continue to take to social media to pour on their digital memorials. Wilson was 76 years old. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Wilson, whose acting credits date back to '60s movies "In the Heat of the Night" and "In Cold Blood" and starred in around 30 episodes of "The Walking Dead" from 2011 to 2014. Thankfully, though, it has been confirmed that Wilson's Walking Dead return was completed before he died.

Wilson's TheWalking Dead co-star LaurieHolden shared a tribute to the late actor. "Women don't really chest-bump, what I found out, and if they say they're going to kill you, you should probably f***ing hide".

Scott Wilson was one of the finest character actors of all time.

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Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman recalled the first time he saw Lincoln with Steven Yeun on set, and the impact that it had on him: "There was a moment where I saw Andrew Lincoln talking to Steven Yeun for the first time".

Wilson's passing was announced almost an hour after it was revealed the actor had returned for Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan's final episodes in Season 9.

Jane, Pearl Harbor, The Last Samurai, The Host, and most recently, Hostiles. He received a Golden Globe nomination in 1980 in the supporting actor category as Captain Billy Cutshaw in the thriller The Ninth Configuration. Adding that it feels "like a new show", Reedus said fans can expect the tone of Season 9 to feel like "a really honest, heartfelt Western that's scary, and the threats are different".

The show's executive producer, Gale Anne Hurd, wrote: "Scott was one of the greats, both as an actor and a man".

The actor leaves behind his wife Heavenly Wilson, who he married in 1977. No memorial plans have been announced, Variety reported.

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