Scott Wilson

  • Born: March 29, 1942
  • Died: October 6, 2018
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Scott Wilson

"The Walking Dead" actor…

Scott Wilson, veteran actor who recently had a recurring role on "The Walking Dead," died following a battle with cancer. His death was announced on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

With it coming around to a year, still pretty raw. Scott brought so much life, spirit, and brightness into the lives of so many who had darkness. Youre missed by so many, and we all wish you had more time here. I hope where you are now you are at rest, in a peaceful place. Thank you for bringing so much joy, condolences to your family may they someday find closure. Rest easy my friend, thank you.

Posted by - friend   July 28, 2019

I met Scott (Billy back then) while waiting for a 'to go' meal at the now defunct Pals Drive Inn in Thomasville, Ga. He was struggling with small acts and advertising and hoping to become a serious actor. I watched "In Cold Blood" at the small theater at Melville Air Station near Goose Bay Labrador. Strangely my roommate Mike Stoll told me that his dads Gaffing company managed the gaffing of the movie. Strange world, isn't it? Keith Culpepper

Posted by A friend   March 29, 2019


Scott Wilson ( HERSHEL ) was a phenomenial actor,had a great soul and compassion for everyone he came across,,May he rest in peace and God Bless,,,,FLY HIGH

Posted by Lisa Runnells - FORT DODGE, IA - friend   February 06, 2019

a great man and a great actor! rest easy scott ❤

Posted by bayli ashlynn - lakeland, FL   January 17, 2019


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   November 09, 2018

To the family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Scott, may God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. (Psalms 46 :1)

Posted by A friend   October 31, 2018


Posted by Martina - Germany   October 31, 2018

Only yesturday I learnt about your passing, it was a shock!
You where a great man and actor. My deepest condolences for the family. Rest in peace.

Posted by Martina Knopp - Germany   October 31, 2018

Scott will be missed by his family and his many admirers. He was an excellent actor and played many memorable roles. RIP Scott

Posted by A friend   October 27, 2018

R.I.P. Scott Wilson. Me and my friend Austin are both very thankful to have met you at Wizard World Portland 2016. We both found you to be a very sweet, easygoing, and professional person, and we will both never forget that day. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Scott, you will truly be missed very much. God bless you and your entire family.

Posted by Anthony Haro - Salem, OR - friend   October 26, 2018

These loving messages for Scott's family continue. He was a beloved actor who will forever be remembered. JA

Posted by A friend   October 25, 2018


Posted by A friend   October 23, 2018

May Scott rest in peace. May his family find some peace and comfort through these loving messages for them. An Admirer

Posted by A friend   October 21, 2018

Funeral is in 1 hour... very sorry for your loss:

Posted by Bill Arkwright - Los Angeles, CA - acquaintance   October 20, 2018


We will miss your gentle spirit and beautiful soul. In our hearts forever.

Posted by C. L. Lynn - Louisville, KY   October 20, 2018


Posted by A friend   October 19, 2018


Scott,rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Bill Jolluck - East Point,, GA - friend   October 19, 2018


So sad to hear of your passing but happy you were surrounded by family. We will miss you and always love you.

Posted by A friend   October 19, 2018

good guys of heros in walking dead amc

Posted by paul lapke - va, VA - friend   October 18, 2018


Posted by A friend   October 16, 2018

A friend is what I call you, my deepest condolences to your family, rest high on that mountain in paradise

Posted by Tina Dodson - Russellville, TN - friend   October 16, 2018

You were always so nice to me and I considered you a friend, I love you and my heart goes out to your family, be at peace in paradise, Jesus has yet another angel

Posted by Tina Dodson - Russellville, TN - friend   October 16, 2018

Scott was an actor who made many of his roles so memorable. His outstanding talent entertained millions of people throughout the world. He will be missed---A Fan

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2018



Posted by Latinlicious Cha - Chicago, IL   October 16, 2018

Scott was a beautiful soul. I remember telling him never to sell his soul. He replied, "I don't think I even have a soul left"! I gave him a belly rub everytime I saw him. I LOVED HIM SO MUCH!

Posted by Latinlicious Cha - Chicago, IL   October 16, 2018

God bless you all! I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr.Wilson, it was the highlight of many years

Posted by Kathie Price - Portland, OR - acquaintance   October 15, 2018


The Wilson Family:
My deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful man.
Scott was a brilliant human being first and foremost and he was an awesome actor. I saw him in the many roles he played and he played each so brilliantly. The role that captured my heart and the heart's of many, was when he played Herschel Greene on The Walking Dead. So many people grew to love Herschel even after his characters death. He was one of the most beloved characters ever on TWD and he will always be remembered. He will always be a legend.
He is now walking with the Angel's. RIP Scott you earned your wing's, fly free sweet soul.
A fan

Posted by Michelle Trudel - Ottawa, ON   October 15, 2018


To my dearest friend Heavenly, I was, and still am so saddened and shocked to learn of your beloved Scott's passing last week. You know that I was his 'biggest fan' and I made it my mission to watch every movie and show that he ever starred in. I am so happy that he was so loved 'world wide' for the talented actor and wonderful human being he was after playing HERSHEL in TWD. I only wish I got to meet him in person as I felt I knew him so well through his movies and from hearing you talk of him. Rest In Peace Scott - May God bless you - Thinking of you always.

Posted by ANNA COTTERLE - PERTH - friend   October 15, 2018

To the Wilson family, thank you for sharing Scott with his many fans. He was a very talented man and most of all a kind soul. I am so thankful and blessed to have met Mr. Wilson last year at my 1st WSC in Atlanta. He gave the best hug & two thumbs up. Go rest high on that mountain Scott, you've earned your wings. Mrs. Wilson you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Victoria Tuttle - Columbus, MS - friend   October 14, 2018

Great talent! Rest in peace...

Posted by Miguel Soares - Porto Alegre - significant_other   October 14, 2018

To the Wilson family: sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved family member. Scott's acting talents were excellent. His many performances will be remembered because of that talent. May friends surround you with love to help you through this very sad time. AJ

Posted by A friend   October 14, 2018


Rip Scott
You were the greatest mane ever we loved you dearly in TWD seasons our condolences to your family you will be sadly missed

Posted by Janny Van amersfoort - Unit 3/9-11 Orchid st Norlan   October 14, 2018


Posted by A friend   October 13, 2018

Simply said... he was a great actor and i enjoyed him in all his tv/film projects...
From: just a fan

Posted by Russell Rodewald - Monterey, CA   October 13, 2018

Thanks for the memories Scott. You were one of a kind! Rest In Peace.

Posted by Judi Ratcliff - Stoutsville, OH   October 13, 2018


Posted by Ken Mulligan - Edison, NJ   October 13, 2018

To the family friends and all of the fans I offer my condolences for your loss. I hope the family can find comfort and peace through the grace of God.

Posted by VS    October 13, 2018

I have followed Scott's career for many years, and when he was cast on The Walking Dead, I knew the fans were in for a treat. To his family, I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.

Posted by Scott Thornton - Louisville, KY - friend   October 13, 2018

You were such an amazing and wonderfully sweet man! You were so inspiring to me when my dad wasn't doing well! I will never forget our conversation! Thank you for being so remarkable! I will miss you!

Posted by Angel Brudnicki - Matteson, IL   October 12, 2018

Prayers to the Wilson Family and Mr Wilson's wife , I had the pleasure of meeting him twice at walker Stalker Nashville . It was honestly one of the highlights of my life . He was so kind and an extremely talented man . Thank you for sharing him with all his fans in our homes every Sunday ❤

Posted by Donna Piehl - Kingston Springs, TN   October 12, 2018

To the Wilson family: May these loving messages help to comfort you during this sorrowful time. Scott was admired by many, many people for his outstanding acting. RIP Scott A Fan

Posted by A friend   October 12, 2018

So sorry for the lost of your dear loved one, we would like to offer our heartfelt condolences. in just a little while all of the pain and sorrow that we feel from the death of our loved ones will cease and be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away.

Posted by P D - NY   October 12, 2018

I hope that you said hello to William Peter Blatty and Jason Miller on your trip to "Elsewhere". "The Ninth Configuration" and "Legion" (aka "The Exorcist III") were two fantastic and under rated films, whom also starred the late great Ed Flanders. You were absolutely my very favorite character in the entire "Walking Dead" series. Major condolences and thoughts to your family, friends, and all those who were lucky enough to have gotten the opportunity to work with you. It was was hard when they killed off your character as Herschel, but now obviously.......God Bless..stay to close to the Lord.

Posted by Ken Mulligan - Edison, NJ - acquaintance   October 12, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort sustain your family during these challenging times.

Posted by thomas brown - flint, MI   October 12, 2018



Posted by - CLEVELAND, OH   October 12, 2018

May the God who "binds up the broken-hearted" and "comfort all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time.- Isaiah 61:1,2.

Posted by Lynn    October 11, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 11, 2018

A great man that will forever be missed. RIP

Posted by Barbara Merkel - Surfside Beach, SC - acquaintance   October 10, 2018

To the family and friends. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort, strengthen you, and give you peace as you cope during this time of deep sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018


Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. May u have eternal rest and peace my dear friend

Posted by Becky Thomas    October 10, 2018

Thank you for such memorable scenes and for Such outstanding acting. God rest your soul and Thank you Mr. Wilson.

Posted by Leonardo Colon - Passaic, NJ - friend   October 10, 2018

Please except my Sympathy on behalf of your beloved family member.Scott Wilson


Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

My condolences to the Wilson Family and friends for the loss of your dear SCOTT. May your grief be overshadowed by special memories that will comfort you and help you cope (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by Cathy Gipson - Chickasaw, AL   October 10, 2018

may you take comfort in the fact that god will make you firm and he will make you strong in your time of sorrow

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018


Posted by Lacy Obrien    October 10, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort give you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 10, 2018

Sending prayers from Thomasville Georgia!!❤ Everyone here from youre hometown will miss you and will never forget you, Mr. Scott Wilson!!

Posted by Anna A - Thomasville, GA   October 10, 2018

I first saw Scott portray Dick Hickok in the movie version of In Cold Blood. After reading the book, I was convinced that no one else could have played the part so believably.

Posted by rey criollo - IL   October 09, 2018

Great actor he put the heart into the walking dead series he will always be remembered

Posted by Travis Wilson - Smithville, TN   October 09, 2018

What a great actor and a big loss. I have been a fan since CSI and through the Walking Dead series. He will be missed.

Posted by Denise Sanderson - Portland, OR   October 09, 2018

I met scott at the walking dead con in london
What a beautiful guy he was
He took time to meet hug do selfies & autographs for everybody who asked
I was supposed to get his autograph this year but sadly i didnt have the funds to do so but even from affar he recognised us from the year b4 and waved & blew us kisses
You were an awsome actor with a heart of gold you touched so many ppls lives & broke so many peoples heart with your passing
Rest In Paradice Scott
As in the words of Norman Reedus
" He Is The Man He Is The Legend "

Posted by Tina Wrend - Pembroke Dock   October 09, 2018

My Thoughts and Prayers are with Family and Friends. A True Moral Compass.

Posted by April B. Reuther R.N. - HARRISBURG, PA - Acquaintance   October 09, 2018

Great actor loved him so much he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Kathy Williamson - JACKSONVILLE, FL - acquaintance   October 09, 2018


Godspeed Scott, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 09, 2018

A true inspiration from early works until the end.

Posted by Jerry Ball - Kenosha, WI   October 09, 2018

He was a great actor and one person i always wanted to meet RIP sir u will be missed dearly

Posted by Jessie Putnam - West point, IL   October 09, 2018

Fantastic actor- He gave memorable performances in "In Cold Blood"and in The Heat of the Night"

Posted by Pamela - Atlanta, GA   October 09, 2018

Thank You Mr. Wilson for entertaining us as Sam Braun (CSI) and Herschel Greene (TWD).
Rest in Peace...

Posted by Dick B - Brockton, MA   October 09, 2018

My condolences to the family, friends and fans of this talented man. May those mourning find comfort in each other and in God during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2018

My condolences for all who knew him and his family and friends. May all your thoughts be of fond memories of good times and a great deal of love.

Posted by - IN   October 09, 2018

My wife and I was at orlando walking dead convention . Ran into scott a few times in hotel , didnt bother him for picture or autograph .next day on line for his autograph , he remebered us , told the girl to give us our money back . talk about sweet ; Heaven has a place for a man with that kind heart

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2018

Amazing actor and such a kind soul. Enjoyed speaking with you on several occasions. You spoke so fondly of your mother and now I'm sure you are reunited with her again. Your work and your words will live on. "You step outside, you risk your life. Take a drink of water, you risk your life. You dont have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what youre risking it for.

Posted by Pam Davis - Newport News, VA   October 09, 2018


Rest in peace...I never got the chance to meet you and compliment your work. Especially the movie " In Cold Blood" But of course, Hershel Green was the best. Thank you for entertaining us. My sympathies to all who knew you for real.

Posted by Eleanor RUDLAND - BRONX, NY   October 09, 2018

My prayers and condolences to the family. Scott Wilson was a talented actor and Hershel has been missed very much so on the Walking Dead. May you rest in peace.

Posted by D. Duncan - Cordele, GA   October 09, 2018

Hershel! One of the best and you will be missed. RIP until we all meet again

Posted by Sharon Farrell - Liverpool, NY   October 09, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends,fans of Scott Wison for your loss.

Posted by Rose    October 09, 2018

An extremely gifted man!!! May he rest in piece.....

Posted by Jennifer Roehm - CINCINNATI, OH   October 09, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   October 09, 2018

Mr Wilson will be remembered in the minds
Of those who loved him as a actor a friend and a
Wonderful family man,he will be missed but not forgotten,my deepest sympathy for his loss.
Sincere thoughts.

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2018


Sad Sad Sad Sad News Everything and Everyone Loved Dying and pass away sad God keeps taking everyone loved ones why

Posted by Brian Glave - Churchville, MD   October 09, 2018

RIP Scott. Your leadership and caring is appreciated as well as legendary.

Posted by Venessa Verdugo - Los Angeles, CA - friend   October 09, 2018


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   October 08, 2018

Posted by Judith Anderson Appler - Oak Hill, WV   October 08, 2018

U will be missed rest in peace I have missed u on twd ever since ur character was killed off

Posted by Dronda Coomes - Vincennes, IN - friend   October 08, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Wilson. Prayers are lifted up on your family's behalf.

Posted by LINDA STEWART - DECATUR, GA - Friend   October 08, 2018

Condolences to his family and friends. I only saw him twice, in Bosch and Justified and found his portrayals so...gently human...I will never forget them.

Posted by Narda Wakoluk - Amherst, MA   October 08, 2018

I loved him in "The Walking Dead" - he was one of my favorites. After he was killed off in the show, my daughter and husband went to one their conventions and brought back a photo of them with Scott! I will treasure it. Rest in Peace Scott!

Posted by Nicki Chamberlain - FL   October 08, 2018

So very sad to hear of Scott's death. Although I am not a fan of Walking Dead, his performances in "In Cold Blood" and "In the Heat of the Night" will never be forgotten.

Posted by JOHN GRIMES - WATERTOWN, MA   October 08, 2018


Thank you for the wonderful memories. May you Rest In Peace , a Star among the Stars.

Posted by Allie McGaha - Atlanta, GA   October 08, 2018

Rest IN Peace Scott/Hershel ,TWD . Never Forget

Posted by deanna stevens - Crestwood, MO   October 08, 2018

Scott Wilson was an amazing actor and a genuinely nice man. My wife and I are fans of the Walking Dead and were lucky to get to meet him and take a picture with him at one of the conventions. The world is a sadder place without him. R.I.P My condolences to his wife and family.

Posted by Alex Ingram - Bronx, NY - acquaintance   October 08, 2018

I was a big fan of his on the walking dead. I loved how he was faithful and honest with his peers. May he rest in Peace forever

Posted by Mackenzie Street - Plainfield, IN - significant_other   October 08, 2018

Scott's acting in "Cold Blood" was an outstanding performance. Many of his roles were memorable. May hia family be surrounded by love at this very sad time. AJ

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the Wilson family, Scott was an amazing character on "walking dead", I am saddened by his passing. R.I.P.

Posted by andrea hadt - chesterton, IN   October 08, 2018

May God strengthen and comfort the family during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2018

Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2018

Draw close to God and he will comfort and strengthen you.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2018


Thanks for all the memories. You really did a good job in Bosch, among others.

Posted by Randall Manar - Bethalto, IL   October 08, 2018

To The Family Of Wison Scott
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

Posted by R. C. - IL   October 08, 2018

Blessings to you, thank you for all the hard work over the years. You will be missed. May your family find peace at such a difficult time and may they know just how inspirational you've been to the world.

Posted by Sherri Tran - New Orleans, LA - friend   October 08, 2018

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