His death was over the weekend on The Walking Dead official Twitter account.
Wilson played rural farmer Hershel Greene on the series. He was a regular on ‘The Walking Dead’ during its second, third and fourth seasons. His character helped the resistance led by star Andrew Lincoln in battling the show’s walkers. The character lost a leg in season three and was killed off in season four.
News of Wilson’s death came shortly after it was announced at ‘The Walking Dead’ panel at New York Comic Con that the Wilson would be among past cast members appearing in the AMC show’s ninth season, which debuts Sunday. Wilson had already filmed his scenes.
Wilson is survived by his wife, Heavenly, an artist and attorney. No memorial plans have been announced.