Scott Wilson died just a few hours after the news of his return for the ninth season of The Walking Dead.
Terrible news for fans. Renowned actor Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene in the apocalyptic drama, The Walking Dead, died on Saturday at 76 years of age.
US media released the news, but at the moment no information has been revealed about the reasons for his death. Internal sources of the industry speak of a possible cancer, but this has not been confirmed.
For the fans this news is a hard blow, since it happens just a few hours after the announcement of his return for the ninth season of The Walking Dead; information confirmed in a panel of the New York Comic Con.
The charge to give the news about the death of Scott Wilson has been the actor, Titus Welliver, who co-starred with him the series Bosch, Amazon. The interpreter reacted to the news of the death in the following way: “Scott Wilson has left. I am disconsolate. We are less. Go easy to light brother, “he wrote from his Twitter account.
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
The official Twitter page of The Walking Dead also spoke on the matter and issued a message of encouragement for the followers of the show. “We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the amazing actor who played Hershel in #TheWalkingDead, passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, rest in paradise, Scott, we love you!” , was what was read.
But Wilson did not achieve fame with the series of zombies, he will be remembered for his appearances in various movies and series. His first performance came in 1967’s In the Heart of the Night, but he stood out for his work on The Ninth Configuration, in 1980. Other recent roles of Wilson include Hostiles, Damien and Bosch and The OA.