Wilson was 76.
The collection’ verified Twitter account remembered the actor on Saturday. “We’re deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the unbelievable actor who performed Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has handed away on the age of 76. Our ideas are along with his household and pals. Relaxation in paradise, Scott. We love you!”
Wilson, whose performing credit date again to the 1967 films “Within the Warmth of the Evening” and “In Chilly Blood,” performed a veterinarian turned farmer within the zombie apocalypse drama collection.
He appeared in additional than 30 episodes of the favored present from 2011 to 2014 earlier than his character was killed within the fourth season.
Wilson’s character “lived on the emotional core of the present,” the community stated in an announcement. “Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a personality whose actions proceed to tell our characters’ selections to today. Our hearts exit to his spouse, household, pals and to the tens of millions of followers who beloved him. Scott will probably be missed.”
Colleagues pay tribute
Solid members and crew posted their very own tributes on Twitter.
Actor Khary Payton, who joined the present as Ezekiel after Wilson left, promised to take care of its legacy.
“The primary time I met Scott Wilson, he gave me an enormous hug and stated that this factor I had change into aside of… was a household. He stated I had a duty to deal with it. I’ve tried very onerous to try this, sir. & I’ll proceed. I promise. See you on the opposite aspect, my pal,” Payton tweeted.
Titus Welliver, star of the present “Bosch” during which Wilson additionally appeared tweeted: “Scott Wilson has departed. I’m heartbroken. We’re fewer. Go simple into the sunshine brother.”