Scott Wilson, actor of "The Walking Dead" died

Scott Wilson, actor of "The Walking Dead" died

Scott Wilson, who portrayed veterinarian Hershel Greene in "The Walking Dead," died at the age of 76, the show said on Saturday. The cause of death was not revealed.

The American actor born in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1942, had a career spanning more than 50 years between film and television.

Scott Wilson got his first role in Norman Jewison's "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), and in the same year he also starred in Richard Brooks's "A Sangue Frio", a film inspired by Truman Capote's eponymous book.

The accolades for these performances opened the door for a course with regular projects on the small and large screen. In 1980, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Mlehor Secondary Actor for his role in "The Ninth Configuration" by William Peter Blatty.

"The Great Gatsby" (1974), "The Elected" (1983), "The Last Walk" (1995), "GI Jane" (1997), "Pearl Harbor" (2000) or "Monster" of the films in which it stood out. In parallel, he went through series such as "The Twilight Zone", "Secret Files", "CSI: Crime Under Investigation", "Law & Order", "Justified" and above all "The Walking Dead" second season and had guaranteed return in the most recent, the ninth.

In social networking, some actors and fans of the AMC series have lamented Wilson's death:

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