While I was attending a local film festival, a film producer and former zombie from TWD, broke the news to me that Scott Wilson, aka ‘Herschel’ had passed. Suddenly my heart felt heavy.Over the last several years I’ve had the opportunity to speak with Scott both as a member of the press and as a friend. He was very kind and approachable and enjoyed smoking his cigar while he hung out with the fans after convention hours.
Now, I reflect back on a few times where I was able to sit with him in a more private setting where he would talk about his passion for acting, those he’s worked with, and of course, his Walking Dead family. In our last encounter, he mentioned that he was enjoying the opportunity to work on the Damien TV series.
I was so looking forward to speaking with him again in just a few weeks as a matter of fact, at this year’s Atlanta WSC. But alas, those days are forever gone.
Immediately after his passing Facebook of course, became a major source of tribute’s for Scott and like others, I too posted a pic of Scott and I.
His rep has posted an official statement saying that Scott passed from Leukemia while at home. Just before his death, Scott did a cameo appearance for season 9,so his fans and family will get to see him act one final time.
Scott Wilson is gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. Here at Dead, Buried, and Back! we mourn his passing, but will forever remember his contributions as a kind, generous man, great actor and good friend.
About Scott Wilson:
Scott Wilson was an American actor. He appeared on The Walking Dead from 2011 to 2014 and had more than 50 film credits, including In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor, and Junebug. In 1980, Wilson received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role in The Ninth Configuration.