He went on to appear in several other legendary movies like "In Cold Blood", "The Great Gatsby" and "Dead Man Walking".
The veteran actor played the character of Hershel Greene on the show from 2011 to 2014.
Scott's rep, Dominic Mancini, tells us he died due to complications from leukemia. It's unclear if he had already shot his scenes for season 9 of TWD, but we imagine AMC will release an official statement shortly and shed some light on what's going on.
Season nine of The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 7 (tomorrow!) at 9pm ET on AMC. Scott Wilson will be greatly missed.
Earlier in his tribute, Hardwick said he was "utterly broken hearted to hear about the passing of Scott Wilson this evening". He also received a Golden Globe nomination in 1981 for his supporting role in the drama The Ninth Configuration. His performance was widely praised and earned him the cover of Life magazine alongside In Cold Blood author Truman Capote and co-star Robert Blake.
Lincoln gave the audience some insight into his final day on set: "My last day was fantastic, but on the way to it being a very moving farewell, I pulled down the set on top of the A-cameraman, Deke". Additional TV credits include recurring roles on The OA, Damien, Bosch and CSI.
Our thoughts are with Wilson's loved ones during this time of mourning.
"A great man and true friend".
Wilson is survived by his wife, Heavenly, an artist and attorney.