The Walking Dead actor, Scott Wilson, who famously portrayed Hershel Greene on the long running series passed away Saturday.
Wilson’s rep, Dominic Mancini, tells TMZ he died due to complications from leukemia. Mancini says Wilson was “a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him.” We’re told he passed away peacefully at his home in L.A.
It was recently revealed by ‘TWD’ showrunner Angela Kang at the show’s panel at New York Comic-Con that Scott — along with former stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Jon Bernthal — would be returning for the upcoming ninth season, which premieres Sunday.
Wilson earned a Golden Globe nom for Best Supporting Actor for playing Capt. Billy Cupshaw in the 1980 film, “The Ninth Configuration.”
In more recent years, Wilson’s starred in the movie “Pearl Harbor” and had a recurring role on ‘CSI’ … but became a fan favorite playing the lovable Hershel on AMC’s smash hit ‘Walking Dead‘ series.
Hershel’s death on the show is remembered one of the most shocking and heart-breaking for TV viewers.
Scott Wilson was 76.