It’s been an emotional day for The Walking Dead family. Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Green for two and a half seasons passed away Saturday night. The Hollywood Reporter reports Wilson died of cancer. He was 76.
Hours before the news, the TWD cast at NYCC 2018 announced that Wilson will reprise his character Hershel in the upcoming season nine. Wilson, Jon Bernthal and Sonequa Martin-Green will appear in flashbacks. The speculation is that their characters will be seen by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as he exits the show.
TWD cast members, producers and fans have been posting kind words about Wilson on social media. Many of the cast who worked with Wilson from 2011-2014 were the first to pay tribute. Here are some that have recently shared their thoughts about Wilson, including Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene Rhee), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Ross Marquand (Aaron) and others.
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Rest easy my friend…… rest easy.
— Michael Cudlitz (@Cudlitz) October 7, 2018
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He was by far one of the sweetest, most gentle souls I've ever encountered…beyond considerate and effortlessly kind. He made everyone he met feel like they were part of his family and I think, in all honesty, he truly believed that. The world could use more men like Scott and I'm so grateful for his friendship and guidance. Sending love to Scott and his family, always. ♥️
— Katelyn Nacon (@katelynnacon) October 7, 2018
Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of one of our Walking Dead family members, the indelible talent and kind soul, Scott Wilson. Condolences, prayers, and peace to his family and all those whose lives his generous spirit left his mark on. Peace be with you, buddy. pic.twitter.com/5XeJbJuxlY
— Juan G. Pareja (@JuanGPareja) October 7, 2018
oh no. this is such sad news. such an honor to have met him very briefly- you could feel the kindness and depth radiating off him a mile away. love to all who are grieving his loss tonight. #RIPScottWilson pic.twitter.com/mBtwu5qmrX
— alicia witt (@aliciawitty) October 7, 2018