Actor Scott Wilson died at the age of 76 in Los Angeles. He would have died from the effects of leukemia.

Wilson played in more than fifty films, but is known by a younger audience as Hershel from the popular series The Walking Dead. He was seen from season two to four as the father of Maggie and Beth.

The death of Wilson follows just after the news that Wilson would return to The Walking Dead. Scriptwriter Angela Kang recently confirmed that Wilson will be on display in the ninth season.


The cast of the zombie series reacted sadly to Wilson’s death. “Calmly in peace Scott can not emphasize enough how courteous and sweet this man was … Blessed to work with this man,”  Madison Lintz, who plays Sophia in the series, tweeted.