THE Walking Dead actor who starred in The Hunger Games was found dead last week from a gunshot wound.
CAST members from The Walking Dead took to Twitter to memorialize their coworker, Moses J Moseley, who was found dead in his vehicle in Stockbridge, Georgia, according to his family.
Police told TMZ that they’re investigating a possible suicide of the actor, who played one of Michonne’s zombies on the hit show.
“Just an absolute kind and wonderful human being,” wrote Jeremy Palko, who played Andy on The Walking Dead. You will be missed my friend.”
“Absolutely devastated to find out about the death of Moses Moseley, such a bright star with the biggest heart,” wrote Carrie Genzel, who portrayed Clark on the show.
“A huge loss for the #TWDFamily, his own family and all those who loved him,” she added.
Family members checked local hospitals after not hearing from Moseley for several days, then filed a missing person’s report. Police eventually discovered his body after contacting OnStar to track him.
Read our Moses J Moseley live blog for the latest updates.
Actor’s reps will ‘miss him dearly’
Avery Sisters Entertainment, which represented Moses Moseley, shared a statement about the actor’s death.
“With a heavy heart, we at Avery Sisters Entertainment offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to the family and friends of our actor, Moses J. Moseley,” a Facebook post said.
“We are truly saddened. Moses was a phenomenal actor who has appeared in movies such as The Walking Dead, Queen of the South, and American Soul, but MUCH more than that, he was an AMAZING person!”
“For those who knew him, he was the kindest, sweetest, most generous person you would ever meet. We will miss you dearly! Rest in Heaven!”
Moseley’s weight loss journey
Before Moses J Moseley became an actor, he struggled with his weight according to Tulsa World.
Moseley said that he was teased throughout high school for being overweight, before taking on a two-and-a-half-year journey from 300 pounds to 150 pounds.
The actor stayed fit by avoiding red meat and exercising.
Law student turned actor
Moses J Moseley attended Georgia State University, where he studied Law and English Literature.
While at the University, Moseley realized that he wanted to be an actor after he was scouted for the 2012 film Joyful Noise.
The late actor was passionate about meditation and the concept of enlightenment.
Moses J Moseley wrote two books on “metaphysics and manifesting your dream life,” according to the synopsis of his second book.
“He has studied law, various forms of mental sciences, religions, and meditation.”
Moses J Moseley’s work as an actor
Moseley appeared in AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as HBO’s Watchmen and in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013.
Plenty of fans rushed to Moses’ final Instagram post, which featured him participating in the 10-year challenge.
One person wrote: “I will miss you my friend. Rest In Peace,” as another added, “I’m at a loss! This one really shook our Walking Dead family!”
What was Moses J Moseley’s cause of death?
As of Wednesday evening, the cause of death has not officially been released but authorities are conducting an investigation.
It has been reported by TMZ that Moseley suffered a gunshot wound and authorities are looking at the case as a potential suicide.
Just days before his death, he had generously donated his cameo earnings to mental health charities.
Statement by his manager
Moses J Moseley’s manager, Tabatha Minchew, said of the TV star: “He was loved by everyone who met him. Such a bright light in everyone’s eyes.”
Co-star pays respects
Actor Jeremy Palko tweeted out an emotional message about the passing of his The Walking Dead co-star Moses Moseley calling him “just an absolute kind and wonderful human being.”
“You will be missed my friend.”
Walking Dead tragedies, part six
Finally, actor Chandler Riggs, who left The Walking Dead in 2017, suffered memory loss two years later after a horse-riding accident in another tragedy that struck a member of the cast.
The 22-year-old’s mother said that Riggs suffered a “bad concussion” despite wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the horse in November 2019.
“[I’m] trying to get my mind back on track,” Riggs, who played Cal Grimes on the show, told fans on social media.
“It’s so weird hearing about what I was saying and doing after [the accident] happened,” he wrote.
“For hours, I had no idea what year it was, how I got there, what happened, etc and I kept asking the same questions over and over again just to immediately forget the answer.”
Walking Dead tragedies, part five
Walking Dead fans also reportedly targeted actor Josh McDermott online over decisions made by his character, Euegene Porter, in the series.
In 2017, he deleted his social media accounts after being hit with a wave of death threats for the fictional storyline.
McDermott posted a final Facebook live calling out the cyberbullies for the threatening messages, TV Guide reported.
“Oh, death threats? Don’t send me death threats because I’m going to send all that s**t to the cops. I’m just sick of it,” he said.
“You can hate Eugene,” the actor continued. “I don’t care. I’ll argue that you’re wrong, but you can think whatever you want.”
“But when you start saying you hope I die? I don’t know if you’re talking about Josh or Eugene.”
Walking Dead tragedies, part four
Plus, back in 2015, Seth Gilliam, who played Rev Gabriel Stokes on the show, was charged with driving under the influence.
The 53-year-old was arrested after reportedly driving 107 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to Variety.
The actor was also charged with drug possession after marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Gilliam was pulled over near Senoia, Georgia, where The Walking Dead is filmed, just as shooting for season six was starting up.
Walking Dead tragedies, part three
Actor Andrew Lincoln revealed in an interview with Metro that he once chopped off the end of his finger while he was in a play called Blue Orange.
“I chopped the end of my finger off on stage,” Lincoln said.
He continued to act despite leaving blood all over the stage – and spraying some of the audience.
“It was horrific. All the ladies had their hands over their mouths like they were going to be sick,” he said of the incident.
Walking Dead tragedies, part two
Other tragedies have hit other members of the Walking Dead cast as well.
For example, Norman Reedus, 53, is known for his signature sunglasses, but he once revealed that he started wearing them after his eyeball popped out in a horrific car crash in February 2005.
He had been traveling in Germany to accept the rising star award at the Berlin Film Festival and was heading to a REM concert in a car lent to him by the band’s lead singer Michael Stipe when he was hit by an 18-wheeler truck and went flying through the windshield.
He ultimately needed surgery to repair his eye socket.
After four months of recovery, Reedus made it back on his feet.
“I just wear them a lot, I have really sensitive eyes, with a bright light I would just start tearing up I always have,” he said of the sunglasses he wears.
Walking Dead tragedies
Moses S Moseley’s death is the latest in a string of tragic accidents and arrests that have hit The Walking Dead cast over the years.
The body of the 31-year-old actor, who played one of the zombies on the hit show, was discovered last Wednesday in Stockbridge, Georgia, after he had been reported missing.
He was found with a gunshot wound and reportedly died by suicide, although that has not been officially confirmed.
Talent manager confirms death
“We are heartbroken by his loss and he will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed,” Tassell told the outlet.
“He was a very beautiful person and an extremely talented actor. There really are no words to express the tragic loss of Moses.”
“We just absolutely loved him,” Tassell added.
Former co-stars pay tribute
Former co-star Addy Miller tweeted of Moses J Moseley’s death: “so heartbroken to hear about the passing of this bright, kind soul.”
“Moses had such a positive energy around him and always lifted those around him.”
“Twd family won’t be the same without him. rest in peace, Moses.”
Another co-star Melissa Cowan branded him “truly one of a kind and a class act” and “always nice, funny and a smile to light any room.”
Moseley’s Walking Dead debut
Moses J Moseley made his debut on The Walking Dead in 2012, according to IMDB.
He was one of the pet zombies that trailed Michonne, played by Danai Gurira.
When was Moses J Moseley’s death revealed?
On January 31, 2022 it was reported that Moses J Moseley had died.
It’s unknown how the actor’s body ended up on a bridge in Georgia, or if foul play was involved.
Police had not officially commented on Moseley’s cause of death as of Wednesday afternoon.
An investigation into his death is ongoing.
Moses J. Moseley posted a hopeful and now-heartbreaking message in one of his last Instagram posts referring to 2021 as “the most successful year of my life.”
“I know 2022 is going to be even better.”
‘I love you all’
Moses was always grateful to his fans, and during a past interview he made sure to let them know how much he appreciated them.
He said at the time: “I love you all, you are all amazing, and thank you so much for the support.”
Moses added in another interview: “I had no idea that my involvement in the Walking Dead would prove to be so significant and it has been such an honor to be able to go to conventions and meet different fans…”
At the time of his death, Moseley was due to star in a few small-budget movies. One is a film called Check-In, in which he was due to play the lead character, Lu, and another is a movie entitled Cadillac Revenge, written and directed by Christopher Michale Dailey.
An IMDB page for Check-In states that it’s currently in the stages of pre-production.
Moseley urged his readers to ‘know your worth’
I am ______!: Moses’s book of Inspirational Quotes & Affirmations, was published by Mosely in December 2020, containing quotes and affirmations created by the Walking Dead actor.
“Part of changing for the better is realizing that for better or worse you created the life you’re currently living,” read the book’s description on Amazon.
“If you haven’t figured it out I left the blank space in the title so you can write what you wish to manifest.”
The book is filled with motivational essays from Moseley plus quotes at the end of each chapter.
One quote reminds readers, “Your worth is what you think it is.”
Moseley ‘loved working’
Recent posts on Moses J Moseley‘s Instagram show how much the 31-year-old appreciated being able to work as an actor.
“Another day another trailer!” he wrote on September 24, 2021.
“Giving all the glory to the most high! I love working! 🎬🎬🎬”
‘I sure am going to miss him’
In a tribute on his Facebook page, Dailey wrote that Moses’ death had been “heavy on his mind all night.”
“He was such a shining light in this world and the circumstances of his death are absolutely tragic,” the post began.
“With a heart of gold and the level of care he gave to everyone who crossed his path this world could not afford to lose him.”
Dailey shared a photo of Moseley behind the scenes on the set of Cadillac Revenge as part of the post, pledging to dedicate the film to him upon when it is released.
“I sure am going to miss him and our several run-ins on the convention scene, rest easy Moses J. Moseley the world will never be the same,” Dailey added.
The director of the project spoke to the US Sun and said he has been left devastated over the news of Moses’ death while working on a movie about the loss of another of his friends.
“It’s devastating because they both are now heavy on my mind,” Dailey said.
“Moses was such an inspiration to many. He truly had a heart of gold and a smile that would bring happiness to anyone who crossed his path.”
Dailey added that Moses had already finished filming his scenes for Cadillac Respect, and had been “eager to take on this task.”
“His role as Chris Ayers was created to honor my friend Chris who tragically passed away in an accident,” he added.
“He handled the role with great care and dedication.”
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