In Memoriam: "The Walking Dead"

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 week ago

Here are the top characters who joined the ranks of the walkers and actual dead through the first 100 episodes of AMC's "The Walking Dead."

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Tovah Feldshuh in The Walking Dead (2010)

Deanna Monroe

First Appearance: "Remember"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "Start to Finish" (Human), "The Next World" (Zombie)

Cause of Death: Bitten by a walker (Human), Stabbed by Spencer Monroe (Zombie)

Played by: Tovah Feldshuh

In real life: Feldshuh plays the mother of Rachel Bloom's character on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and president of the U.S. on "Salvation."

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Steven Yeun in The Walking Dead (2010)

Glenn Rhee

First Appearance: "Guts"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "The Cell"

Cause of Death: Bludgeoned by Negan

Played by: Steven Yeun

In real life: Yeun's 2017 highlights included the horror movie Mayhem, the Cannes Palme d'Or nominee Okja, and a voice role in "Voltron: Legendary Defender."

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Sonequa Martin-Green in The Walking Dead (2010)

Sasha Williams

First Appearance: "Made to Suffer"

Last Appearance: "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

Death Episode: "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

Cause of Death: Suicide by cyanide tablet (Human), Stabbed by Maggie Greene Rhee (Zombie)

Played by: Sonequa Martin-Green

In real life: Martin-Green's departure coincided with her landing the first-billed role on "Star Trek: Discovery," as Michael Burnham.

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Emily Kinney in The Walking Dead (2010)

Beth Greene

First Appearance: "Bloodletting"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "Coda"

Cause of Death: Shot by Dawn Lerner

Played by: Emily Kinney

In real life: Kinney appears on ABC's "Ten Days in the Valley."

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Michael Cudlitz in The Walking Dead (2010)

Sgt. Abraham Ford

First Appearance: "Inmates"

Last Appearance: "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

Death Episode: Last Day on Earth

Cause of Death: Bludgeoned by Negan

Played by: Michael Cudlitz

In real life: Speculation has been rampant since New York Comic Con that Abraham will be the "Walking Dead" character to cross over to "Fear the Walking Dead," with the sister show exploring his back story.

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Scott Wilson in The Walking Dead (2010)

Herschel Greene

First Appearance: "Bloodletting"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "Too Far Gone" (Human), "After" (Zombie)

Cause of Death: Decapitated by The Governor (Human), Stabbed by Michonne (Zombie)

Played by: Scott Wilson

In real life: Greene recently portrayed the adopted father of the title character in Netflix's "The OA."

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Laurie Holden, Melissa McBride, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Steven Yeun in The Walking Dead (2010)

Lori Grimes

First Appearance: "Days Gone Bye"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "Killer Within"

Cause of death: Blood loss from C-Section (Human), Shot by Carl Grimes (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Sarah Wayne Callies

In real life: Callies is expected to reprise her starring role on USA's "Colony," when it returns in 2018, with additional visibility in 2017 on Fox's "Prison Break."

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Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira in The Walking Dead (2010)

Andrea Harrison

First Appearance: "Guts"

Last Appearance: "Welcome to the Tombs"

Death Episode: "Welcome to the Tombs"

Cause of Death: Suicide after walker bite (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Laurie Holden

In real life: Holden played the girlfriend of fellow "TWD" alum Noah Emmerich in the most recent season of FX's "The Americans."

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Chad L. Coleman in The Walking Dead (2010)

Tyreese Williams

First Appearance: "Made to Suffer"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "What Happened and What's Going On"

Cause of Death: Blood loss after walker bite (Human), Stabbed by Michonne (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Chad L. Coleman

In real life: Under an immense amount of makeup, Coleman portrays a Moclan being named Klyden in Fox's "The Orville."

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Austin Nichols in The Walking Dead (2010)

Spencer Monroe

First Appearance: "Forget"

Last Appearance: "Hearts Still Beating"

Death Episode: "Hearts Still Beating"

Cause of Death: Disembowled by Negan (Human), Stabbed by Rick Grimes (Zombie)

Played by: Austin Nichols

In real life: Nichols had a recurring role on the final season of "Bates Motel."

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Jon Bernthal in The Walking Dead (2010)

Shane Walsh

First Appearance: "Days Gone Bye"

Last Appearance: "Made to Suffer"

Death Episode: "Better Angels"

Cause of Death: Stabbed by Rick Grimes (Human), Shot by Carl Grimes (Zombie)

Played by: Jon Bernthal

In real life: Bernthal is starring in Netflix's "The Punisher," premiering on Nov. 17.

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David Morrissey in The Walking Dead (2010)

Philip "The Governor" Blake

First Appearance: "Walk With Me"

Last Appearance: "What Happened and What's Going On"

Death Episode: "Too Far Gone"

Cause of Death: Stabbed by Michonne (Human), Shot by Lilly Chambler (Zombie)

Played by: David Morrissey

In real life: Morrissey stars in the U.K.-based historical drama series "Britannia," set for streaming release stateside in 2018.

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Irone Singleton and Andrew S. McMillan in The Walking Dead (2010)

Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas

First Appearance: "Guts"

Last Appearance: "Killer Within"

Death Episode: "Killer Within"

Cause of Death: Eaten by walkers

Played by: IronE Singleton

In real life: Since T-Dog sacrified himself to save Carol Peletier, Singleton has appeared in an episode of "Franklin & Bash" and in the movie The Box Cutter.

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Lawrence Gilliard Jr. in The Walking Dead (2010)

Bob Stookey

First Appearance: "30 Days Without An Accident"

Last Appearance: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Death Episode: "Four Walls and a Roof"

Cause of Death: Bitten by a walkers (Human), Stabbed by Tyreese Williams (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

In real life: Gilliard Jr. reteamed with George Pelecanos and David Simon of "The Wire" on HBO's "The Deuce." He plays police officer Chris Alston.

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Jeffrey DeMunn and Ashton Lee Woolen in The Walking Dead (2010)

Dale Horvath

First Appearance: "Days Gone Bye"

Last Appearance: "Judge, Jury, Executioner"

Death Episode: "Judge, Jury, Executioner"

Cause of Death: Disemboweled by a walker (Human), Stabbed by Daryl Dixon (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Jeffrey DeMunn

In real life: Since "TWD," DeMunn has popped up in TV shows such as "Billions," "The Blacklist," and "Divorce."

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Michael Rooker, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Lawrence Kao in The Walking Dead (2010)

Merle Dixon

First Appearance: "Guts"

Last Appearance: "This Sorrowful Life"

Death Episode: "This Sorrowful Life"

Cause of Death: Shot by The Governor (Human), Stabbed by Daryl Dixon (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Michael Rooker

In real life: Of his many roles over the years, Rooker is most easily recognized these days as the blue-skinned Yondu in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

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Alexandra Breckenridge in The Walking Dead (2010)

Jessie Anderson

First Appearance: "Remember"

Last Appearance: "No Way Out"

Death Episode: "No Way Out"

Cause of Death: Eaten by walkers

Played by: Alexandra Breckenridge

In real life: Breckenridge plays the ex-wife and girlfriend of Justin Hartley's character on "This Is Us."

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Merritt Wever and Ann Mahoney in The Walking Dead (2010)

Olivia

First Appearance: "Remember"

Last Appearance: "Hearts Still Beating"

Death Episode: "Hearts Still Beating"

Cause of Death: Shot by Arat

Played by: Ann Mahoney

In real life: Mahoney's recent appearances include two 2017 films: Logan Lucky and Same Kind of Different as Me.

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Brighton Sharbino in The Walking Dead (2010)

Lizzie Samuels

First Appearance: "30 Days Without An Accident"

Last Appearance: "What Happened and What's Going On"

Death Episode: "The Grove"

Cause of Death: Shot by Carol Peletier

Played by: Brighton Sharbino

In real life: Sharbino dropped by the IMDb Studio at Sundance 2017 early in the year to promote the indie film Bitch. Upcoming projects include two family-centric movies: Christmas in the Heartland and Urban Country.

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Merritt Wever and Elizabeth Davidovich in The Walking Dead (2010)

Denise Cloyd

First Appearance: "JSS"

Last Appearance: "Twice as Far"

Death Episode: "Twice as Far"

Cause of Death: Shot through the eye with a crossbow

Played by: Merritt Wever

In real life: Already recognizable pre-"TWD" for her roles in shows such as "Nurse Jackie" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," Wever appears in Netflix's Western series "Godless" in November 2017.

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Melissa McBride, Kyla Kenedy, and Brighton Sharbino in The Walking Dead (2010)

Mika Samuels

First Appearance: "30 Days Without An Accident"

Last Appearance: "What Happened and What's Going On"

Death Episode: "The Grove"

Cause of Death: Stabbed by Lizzie Samuels (Human), Put down by Carol Peletier (Zombie prevention)

Played by: Kyla Kenedy

In real life: Kenedy appears in ABC's "Speechless" and had a short run on NBC's "The Night Shift."

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Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Andrew Lincoln, and Andrew J. West in The Walking Dead (2010)

Gareth

First Appearance: "A"

Last Appearance: "What Happened and What's Going On"

Death Episode: "Four Walls and a Roof"

Cause of Death: Hacked to death by Rick Grimes

Played by: Andrew J. West

In real life: West is one of the new cast members added to Season 7 of "Once Upon a Time." He plays Henry Mills on the revamped ABC program.

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Jordan Woods-Robinson in The Walking Dead (2010)

Eric Raleigh

First Appearance: "The Distance"

Last Appearance: "Monsters"

Death Episode: "Monsters"

Cause of Death: Shot by a Savior

Played by: Jordan Woods-Robinson

In real life: Woods-Robinson has been a member of the Blue Man Group and founded an online recording studio.