SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Season 8 midseason premiere of The Walking Dead titled “Honor.” Proceed with caution.
As predicted, Carl Grimes died on Sunday’s midseason premiere The Walking Dead.
Actor Chandler Riggs, who has been with the show since he was just 10-years-old, turned in a memorable final performance. His character — who was dying from a walker bite — said emotional farewells to his father Rick, Michonne, his “best friend” Michonne, and his sister Judith.
Carl decided to shoot himself in the head (like Andrea) rather than reanimating. Rick and Michonne waited outside, and both flinched when the silencer went off, knowing he was dead. Together, they buried him in the Alexandria graveyard.
Fans mourned the death of Carl, although some said it was a long time coming.
Riggs’ castmates paid tribute to him during the Talking Dead aftershow. Prior to the episode, Andrew Lincoln tweeted a special song for his on-screen son.
Read some of the emotional fan reactions to Carl’s death, below:
Others took the moment to bring up popular Carl memes one last time.
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