In lieu of flow­ers, jus­tice: Pa­per runs ‘Walk­ing Dead’ obit

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Many view­ers of AMC’s “The Walk­ing Dead” took the shock­ing deaths of two fan fa­vorites in the lat­est sea­son pre­miere as per­son­ally as a death in the fam­ily. One Arkansas news­pa­per took it a step fur­ther.

This week, the Batesville Guard news­pa­per pub­lished an obituary for — spoiler alert— the pop­u­lar char­ac­ter of Glenn Rhee, who was bru­tally killed in the new­est episode of the zom­bie apoca­lypse drama.

With a head­line of “RIP, Glenn,” the obituary says the char­ac­ter’s “com­mit­ment to moral prin­ci­ples in a world-gone-mad breathed hope and prom­ise into those around him.” The obit seeks jus­tice for Rhee’s death in lieu of flow­ers.

The news­pa­per says the obituary was writ­ten by Frank Vaughn, a soldier cur­rently sta­tioned in Puerto Rico who writes oc­ca­sional col­umns for the pa­per.

Pho­tos and text from wire ser­vices

Jef­frey Dean Mor­gan as Ne­gan ap­pears in a scene from “The Walk­ing Dead.”

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