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Scott Wilson, "The Walking Dead" star, dies at the age of 76



Scott Wilson, who spent four years as Hershel Green on AMC's The Walking Dead, died Saturday at age 76.

The longtime actor is said to have died of complications with leukemia, said his representative to TMZ. [19659002] The Twitter account "The Walking Dead" reported Saturday night about Wilson's death.

Wilson was born in Atlanta on March 29, 1942 and moved to high school in Los Angeles to pursue an acting career after NBC.

Fans stopped Wilson's Hershel Greene, a veterinarian looking for a cure for the Wanderers, was one of the most popular characters on "The Walking Dead." The character was killed in the fourth season. But hours before Wilson's death was announced, showrunner Angela Kang revealed that Wilson had filmed new scenes as Greene and would perform in the upcoming ninth season of the series.

Kang made her comment on the New York Comic Con.

Wilson's fans and colleagues mourned his death and shared their favorite memories of his career.

Wilson's career lasted about 50 years. He starred in two 1967 films, the Oscar-winning "In the Heat of the Night" and the film adaptation of the Truman Capote book, In Cold Blood . He also appeared in the 1974 version of "The Great Gatsby" and in 1983 "The Right Stuff."

His role as Capt. Billy Cupshaw in the 1980 horror movie "The Ninth Configuration" earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.

He had younger roles in the Netflix science fiction drama "The OA," Prairie Johnson's adoptive father, and and as the Las Vegas casino owner on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

Wilson is survived by his wife, Heavenly Koh Wilson.


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