‘The Walking Dead’ Actor Scott Wilson Dead At Age 76

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Scott Wilson, 76, died from complications from leukemia, TMZ reported.

The news was confirmed by The Walking Dead's official Twitter on Saturday, who sent their condolences to the actor's family and friends.

American actor Scott Wilson, known for his work in The Walking Dead TV show, passed away at the age of 76.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott Wilson's family and friends at this hard time and as soon as any further updates on the situation roll in, we'll be sure to let you know. Rest in paradise, Scott. It's not known what role Wilson will play in the upcoming season, but a safe bet is probably that it has something to do with Andrew Lincoln's exit from the show.

The co-stars stepped out for the day to attend a screening and panel discussion for their hit show The Walking Dead.

Born in Thomasville, Georgia in 1942, Wilson's first film role was in 1967's In the Heat of The Night, and he next starred in In Cold Blood.

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Many have expressed their grief on Twitter, including other Walking Dead actors Michael Cudlitz, Tyler James Williams, Tom Payne, and Laurie Holden. Scott Wilson will be greatly missed. He had already filmed his scenes at the time of his passing. It was unclear how his character would have reappeared, although many were assuming it would've been a flashback or dream sequence. He received a Golden Globe nomination in 1980 in the supporting actor category as Captain Billy Cutshaw in the thriller "The Ninth Configuration".

"I loved him", said longtime friend and activist Arlin Miller. In Cold Blood director Richard Brooks selected Wilson for the role in part because he was unknown at the time.

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He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Heavenly Koh Wilson.

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