The Walking Dead's Scott Wilson Has Passed Away

The actor, who played Hershel Greene, is remembered as a warm, genuine man and a true professional in every regard.

By Chris Morse

We are deeply saddened to report that actor Scott Wilson has passed away at the age of 76. He is most recently known in horror for playing the role of Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, but his legacy boasts a slew of memorable roles ranging from appearances in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, The Exorcist III, and even an episode of The Twilight Zone. His acting career spanned several decades and his loss is truly felt all across the entertainment industry.

Wilson reportedly passed away due to complications from leukemia and is survived by his wife, Heavenly. AMC has released the following statement honoring the late actor and the legacy he left behind.

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. 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.

News of Wilson's passing broke shortly after The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang announced at New York Comic Con that he would be returning for season 9 alongside Sonequa Martin-Green's Sasha and Jon Bernthal’s Shane, which was previously reported during the summer. Wilson had apparently finished filming his scenes but it is unknown if those will still be used for the upcoming season.

That is a question for another day as we take this time to fondly remember Scott Wilson as the great actor and warm, genuine man of character he truly was. Rest in peace.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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