It’s with a very heavy heart that I report Scott Wilson, who captured our hearts as “Hershel Greene” on AMC’s hit series, “The Walking Dead,” has passed away after battling cancer.
He was 76.
Wilson played rural farmer Hershel Greene on the series. He was a regular on “The Walking Dead” during its second, third and fourth seasons.
His character helped the resistance led by star Andrew Lincoln in battling the show’s walkers. The character lost a leg in season three and was killed off in season four.
AMC released the following statement regarding Scott Wilson’s passing:
Scott will always be remembered as a great actor and we all feel fortunate to have known him as an even better person.
The character he embodied on ‘The Walking Dead,’ Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show. Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters’ choices to this day.
Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. Scott will be missed.
Watch the below to see the moment Scott’s character “Hershel” was introduced to us on “The Walking Dead.”
My sincerest condolences and prayers to the Wilson family as they deal with such a profound loss.