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The official The Walking Dead Twitter account tweeted: "We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on The Walking Dead, has passed away at the age of 76.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

"Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!"

His representative Dominic Mancini reportedly told TMZ he died from complications with leukemia.

Mr Mancini told the website: “Wilson was a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him.”

According to TMZ, he died peacefully at his home in LA.

Whilst in The Walking Dead, Scott Wilson appeared in 37 episodes between 2011-2014.

He left the show after his character was decapitated in season four.

He has more than 50 movie credits across his career. 

In 1967, Scott Wilson managed to get cast in the well-known film “In the Heat of the Night”, which kickstarted his Hollywood career.

He then starred in films such as In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby and Dead Man Walking.

More recently, he was in Pearl Harbour and also had a regular role in CSI.

Born in Georgia, he was admired for many of the roles he played.

It was recently announced Wilson would reprise his role as Hershel in the ninth season of The Walking Dead.

However, it was not clear how many episodes or when he would appear in the new episodes.

A spokesman for AMC told The Hollywood Reporter: “Scott will always be remembered as a great actor, and we all feel fortunate to have known him as an even better person.”


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