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Missed this week’s ‘The Walking Dead?’ Here are the top 3 “need to know” developments of the midseason finale. Warning: MAJOR spoiler alerts ahead! USA TODAY

Actor Scott Wilson, 76, died Saturday, according to a tribute from Skybound, the entertainment company behind founder Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead.”

Wilson was known for his role as veterinarian Hershel Greene on “The Walking Dead,” from 2011 to 2014. His other notable credits include the murderer Robert Hickock in 1967’s “In Cold Blood” and murder suspect Harvey Oberst in “In the Heat of the Night.”

The official “Walking Dead” Twitter account confirmed his death Saturday night: “We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!”

We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you! pic.twitter.com/guNI7zSqDZ

— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 7, 2018

Word of Wilson’s death came just hours after the series’ new showrunner, Angela Kang, appeared at New York Comic Con and teased cameo appearances by Wilson, Jon Bernthal and Soneque Martin-Green in the show’s ninth season, which premieres Sunday night on AMC.

Wilson had already filmed his scenes for Season 9.

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