Posted: 7:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
By Laura Case
Many characters — some beloved, some not — have paid the ultimate price on The Walking Dead.
The AMC drama’s frequent and uber-bloody deaths (which typically come in double-doses, as both human and walker versions have to bite it) are always shocking, often heartbreaking, and occasionally redemptive. Most recently, unlovable Merle (Michael Rooker) left the zombie-infested world a quasi-hero, having freed Michonne (Danai Gurira) and launched a surprise attack on The Governor (David Morrissey).
But Merle’s not the first to have met his walker maker, and he certainly won’t be the last. Join us in pouring one out (preferably bourbon, neat) in honor of The Walking Dead’s fallen men, women, and children. RIP, Shane’s abs, Dale’s moral compass, and Lori’s motherly goodness.
WARNING: Gruesome images ahead!