Shortly after the panel, news spread that Wilson, age 76, had died, reportedly from "complications with leukemia". He also received a Golden Globe nomination in 1981 for his supporting role in the drama The Ninth Configuration.
As news of Wilson's death made the rounds on social media, friends, colleagues, and fans all stepped up to share their happy memories of the actor.
His break-out roles came almost 50 years ago, when he acted in the role of murder suspect Harvey Oberst in 1967's "In the Heat of the Night", which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Variety reported.
"Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters' choices to this day", AMC said in a statement quoted by CNN. Scott Wilson will be greatly missed.
It's also been confirmed that Hershel will be appearing in the first half of The Walking Dead Season 9, which means Scott Wilson likely filmed his scene (s) quite a few months back when production was going heavy on those episodes.
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Wilson's character, Hershel Green, was killed off the show on its fourth season in one of the series' most shocking moments.
"We've worked with Next Games to weave upcoming events from the show into the design of the game, giving our fans a unique new platform to interact with the "The Walking Dead" universe", said Clayton Neuman, VP of Games for AMC.
"All I can say now is that Scott Wilson profoundly impacted my life". So subtle, so real, I never saw him make a false move - EVER.
He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Heavenly Koh Wilson. His many other credits included The OA (Abel Johnson), Robot Chicken, Damien (John Lyons), Bosch (Dr. Guyot), Justified, CSI (Sam Braun), The Host, Law & Order, Karen Sisco, The Last Samurai, The X-files, The Great Gatsby, Dead Man Walking, Pearl Harbor, Junebug, and much more.
Our thoughts are with Scott's loved ones at this time.