R.I.P. 'Walking Dead' Actor Scott Wilson

He was 76
R.I.P. 'Walking Dead' Actor Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson, the actor most recently known for playing Hershel on the zombie drama The Walking Dead, has passed away. He was 76.

His passing was confirmed by The Walking Dead's social media channels. According to TMZ, he died peacefully at home in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia.

The Walking Dead wrote on Facebook, "Scott will be remembered as a great actor and an even better person. The character he embodied on The Walking Dead, Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him."

The show also posted this tweet: News of his death comes just hours after it was confirmed that he would be returning to The Walking Dead for the show's upcoming ninth season.

He had a lengthy film career prior to The Walking Dead. He appeared in films and shows like Pearl Harbour, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby (1974), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Ninth Configuration, Dead Man Walking, In the Heat of the Night and more.