‘WALK­ING DEAD’ REG­U­LAR, ‘IN COLD BLOOD’ MUR­DERER

Chicago Sun-Times - - OBITUARIES -

NEW YORK — Scott Wil­son, who played the mur­derer Richard Hick­ock in 1967’s “In Cold Blood” and was a se­ries reg­u­lar on “The Walk­ing Dead,” has died. He was 76.

AMC, the show’s net­work, an­nounced Mr. Wil­son’s death Satur­day. The net­work called Mr. Wil­son’s char­ac­ter on “The Walk­ing Dead,” vet­eri­nar­ian Her­shel Greene, “the emo­tional core of the show.”

Mr. Wil­son starred on the se­ries from 2011 to 2014. His re­turn for the up­com­ing sea­son was an­nounced just hours ear­lier on Satur­day. Mr. Wil­son al­ready filmed his scenes for Sea­son 9.

In the same year as Mr. Wil­son’s break­through in “In Cold Blood,” he also played mur­der sus­pect Har­vey Oberst in “In the Heat of the Night.”

He ap­peared in 1974’s “The Great Gatsby” as Ge­orge Wil­son, in “The Right Stuff ” as pilot Scott Cross­field and earned a Golden Globe nom­i­na­tion in 1980 for his per­for­mance in “The Ninth Configuration,” in which he played a for­mer as­tro­naut.

RICHARD SHOTWELL/IN­VI­SION/AP

AMC said Scott Wil­son (shown in 2016) was “the emo­tional core” of its hit show “The Walk­ing Dead.”

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