AMC - The Walking Dead / The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic television drama series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by "walkers", resembling the zombies of George A. Romero's horror movies. He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way. The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010 on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season.
Scott Wilson a veteran actor with more than 50 movie credits, but best known recently for his role as Hershel Greene on "The Walking Dead" has died... TMZ has learned.
Scott's rep, Dominic Mancini, tells us he died due to complications from leukemia. Mancini says Wilson was "a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him." We're told he passed away peacefully at his home in L.A.
It was recently revealed by 'TWD' showrunner Angela Kang at the show's panel at New York Comic-Con that Scott along with former stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Jon Bernthal would be returning for the upcoming ninth season, which premieres Sunday.
Wilson's Hollywood career began in 1967 when he landed a role in the classic film, "In the Heat of the Night." He went on to star in "In Cold Blood" and appear in several other legendary movies like "The Great Gatsby" and "Dead Man Walking."
Scott earned a Golden Globe nom for Best Supporting Actor for playing Capt. Billy Cupshaw in the 1980 film, "The Ninth Configuration."
In more recent years, Wilson starred in the movie "Pearl Harbor" and had a recurring role on 'CSI' but became a fan favorite playing the lovable Hershel on AMC's smash hit 'Walking Dead' series.
Hershel's death on the show is remembered one of the most shocking and heart-breaking for TV viewers.
Scott was 76.
Rest in Peace