As “The Walking Dead” fans anxiously await the series finale on Sunday, November 20, 2022, it’s the perfect time to look back at the show’s dozens of RIP moments. The characters on AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama live in perpetual fear of death. In fact, of the entire Season 1 cast only a precious few are still alive as of today. Grab the tissues and tour our photo gallery above (or click here for direct access) highlighting 36 of the most shocking “The Walking Dead” deaths in order. Did we leave anybody out?
The most recent additions to the death list are Sebastian Milton (Teo Rapp-Olsson) and Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton), two citizens of the Commonwealth who were both K.O.’ed in recent weeks. Sebastian met his maker when he was bitten by the walker that Eugene (Josh McDermitt) threw on him after a riot broke out. And Lance was shot in the neck with an arrow by Carol (Melissa McBride) after he tried to pull a gun on Carol and Daryl (Norman Reedus) while he was escaping.
The one-two punch of losing Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) still sticks with viewers all these years later. They both got their heads bashed in by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as a show of force against Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group of survivors. When given the chance later on, Rick chose to keep Negan alive and imprisoned at Alexandria. Over the past several seasons we’ve seen the villain try to redeem himself, to various degrees of success.
Then there’s perhaps the biggest death of all time: Carl (Chandler Riggs). He was bitten in the torso by a walker in Season 8 while trying to bring a new doctor, Siddiq (Avi Nash), to camp. The teenager soon succumbed to his wounds, but not before writing letters to all of those he’d come to know in the dystopian world, including his father Rick and his mother figure Michonne (Danai Gurira).
After 11 seasons and 177 episodes, is there ONE death that sticks with you the most on “The Walking Dead”? Relive all of the sad moments in our photo gallery above and then sound off down in the comments section.
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