In “The Walking Dead” Season 7 premiere, Steven Yeun’s Glenn Rhee failed to escape the fate of his comics counterpart and met his death at the end of Negan’s baseball bat Lucille. Glenn’s passing has already touched millions of fans around the world, but now it has earned him an entry in the obituaries section of local newspaper The Batesville Daily Guard in Batesville, Arkansas.
— frank vaughn (@fnvaughn) October 26, 2016
Of course, all is not quite as it first seems. The obituary is real, penned by Twitter user Frank Vaughn, but — as you can see from the above tweet — it actually ran in the column of the paper’s Managing Editor and fellow “Walking Dead” fan Andrea Bruner.
Glenn’s brutal departure apparently left the editor “too depressed to write a column.” Bruner goes on to reflect that the character’s demise is more shocking and unexpected than that of Han Solo in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” as we have long known that Harrison Ford thought Han should have died at the end of “A New Hope.”
The faux-bituary ends will a call to action: “In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of LITERALLY ANYONE WHO CAN HELP THEM DEFEAT NEGAN be made in his memory.”
“Walking Dead” fans can only hope the rest of Season 7 will deliver on this heartfelt cry for revenge, but the chances of it happening anytime soon seem vanishingly small as Negan takes charge of Rick’s motley crew.
Starring Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Lennie James, Danai Gurira, Sonequa Martin-Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
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