Norman Reedus has paid an emotional tribute to his The Walking Dead co-star Scott Wilson who has died aged 76.
Scott – who was known for playing veteran Hershel Greene in the AMC post-apocalyptic horror series – has passed away following complications from leukaemia, his representative Dominic Mancini has told TMZ.
Norman, who plays Daryl Dixon, took to Instagram on 7 October to share a black and white picture of the two together – with the 49-year-old wearing a dog mask.
He wrote: Never met a guy I liked more than this one here ever Im gonna miss u so much “my main squizz”
The sweet picture comes after Scotts reps described him as a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him.
The actor, whos starred in more than 50 movies, had been confirmed to return to the ninth season of the hit AMC show, which returns on 7 October.
It has since been reported that he managed to finish filming his scenes for the upcoming series.
The episode featuring Wilsons return to the AMC show will air in the first half of Season Nine and Wilson had completed production on the episode prior to his passing, Comicbook.com confirmed.
A representative for AMC told The Hollywood Reporter: Scott will always be remembered as a great actor, and we all feel fortunate to have known him as an even better person. The character he embodied on The Walking Dead, Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show.
Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters choices to this day. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. Scott will be missed.
The official Twitter account for The Walking Dead later shared a tribute, which read: 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
Fellow actors took to Twitter to pay their tributes to the 76-year-old, with CSIs Marg Helgenberger, who played his onscreen daughter, revealing a sweet memory about working together.
RIP Scott Wilson. Scott gave so many memorable and soulful performances, including playing my father in several episodes of #CSI. On meeting him, he asked if growing up I had a nickname. Catherine became Muggs, & he forever endeared himself to me. https://t.co/uPOyx0owEc
— Marg Helgenberger (@MargHelgen) October 7, 2018
Actor James Woods called him a fabulous guy while sharing an anecdote from the actor about his time working on In Cold Blood.
#ScottWilson was a buddy of mine since we were in our twenties. He told me he was working pumping gas when he got cast in IN COLD BLOOD. He made $40,000 for the whole movie, lost it all in Vegas on a weekend, and went back to work at the gas station! He was a fabulous guy. #RIP, he wrote.
#ScottWilson was a buddy of mine since we were in our twenties. He told me he was working pumping gas when he got cast in IN COLD BLOOD. He made $40,000 for the whole movie, lost it all in Vegas on a weekend, and went back to work at the gas station! He was a fabulous guy. #RIP pic.twitter.com/BsLk79LlnD
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 7, 2018
In addition to his popular role on the horror show, Scott had also starred in movies including In Cold Blood, Young Guns II, G.I. Jane, and the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby.
He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Captain Billy Cutshaw in The Ninth Configuration in 1980, and had also appeared in episodes of Law and Order, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files.