'Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson, who played Hershel, has died

Norman Reedus and Scott Wilson attend The Walking Dead 100th Episode Premiere and Party

Talking through the changes, Norman Reedus and new showrunner Angela Kang have revealed how adding more female energy to the cast and crew is set to breathe new life into the zombie-apocalypse franchise. He would go on to appear in roughly 50 additional films, including In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby and Dead Man Walking.

Scott Wilson played the role of Hershel Greene in The Walking Dead. Rest in paradise, Scott.

'Walking Dead' fans are mourning the loss of the man who played Hershel Greene on the hit show. His character helped the resistance led by star Andrew Lincoln in battling the show's walkers.

"Scott will be remembered as a great actor and an even better person", said a statement posted on the Walking Dead AMC account. Scott Wilson will be greatly missed.

Executive producer and former showrunner Scott Gimple had quietly prepped Lincoln's exit in the eventuality the actor and father of two chose to step away, which the Rick Grimes star almost did in Season Eight before deciding to return for a handful of remaining episodes to conclude his tenure as the character. Wilson also earned a Global Globe nomination in 1980 for best supporting actor in "The Ninth Configuration". He had the ability to make me smile on the darkest of days.

Later in his career he appeared on numerous TV shows, including CSI, Bosch and The OA. He said in a interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1996 that "every actor in the English-speaking world wanted those two roles, including Newman and McQueen".

It remains to be seen how Sasha factors in, although Rick did act as a mentor for her and she was also Maggie's close friend and close confidant.

The site states Wilson resided in L.A. with his wife, Heavenly, an attorney, artist and writer.