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Hershel on The Walking Dead: How he died, and who was actor who played him?

Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead
Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead. Pic credit: AMC

Hershel returned to The Walking Dead on Sunday night, with the final (sort of) episode for Rick Grimes also marking the return of a character that hasn’t been seen in several years.

Hershel Greene was played by actor Scott Wilson, beginning in Season 2 of the show. He ended up getting murdered by The Governor, but not before becoming an integral part of the cast.

Hershel was also the father of Maggie Greene, who has been played by Lauren Cohan for eight seasons of the show.

How did Hershel die on The Walking Dead?

When The Governor decided to enact revenge upon Rick Grimes and his group, he attacked them at the prison.

Hershel was the final person that The Governor decided to kill, ending the storyline of the country doctor in a very vicious manner.

Who was actor who played Hershel on The Walking Dead?

Hershel Greene was played by actor Scott Wilson. Wilson died of complications from leukemia on October 6 of this year. It was a sad moment for both fans and his co-workers on the show.

Before he died, Wilson filmed one last episode, which ended up being the final one for Rick Grimes. During that November 4 episode, Hershel showed up as a hallucination or dream of Rick, urging him to wake up and keep fighting.

Before the episode titled What Comes After, Scott Wilson hadn’t been on The Walking Dead since the 2014 episode called A.

His IMDb credits include 38 episodes of The Walking Dead, nine episodes of CSI, and a small role in the film G.I. Jane with Demi Moore.

Will Hershel return to The Walking Dead?

On the latest episode of Talking Dead, it was revealed that there will be three Rick Grimes movies coming from AMC. It was also noted that there will be spinoffs about the past.

Could this mean that the character of Hershel Greene will appear again?

If not, at least he was given a proper sendoff, as shown in the video above — and was able to serve as a teacher for Rick Grimes one last time.

The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on AMC.


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