Andrew Lincoln Has Addressed His Departure From 'The Walking Dead'

RIP Rick Grimes

Andrew Lincoln Has Addressed His Departure From 'The Walking Dead' AMC

A few months back, we reported that the upcoming season of The Walking Dead will unfortunately be Andrew Lincoln's last.

It was just rumoured at the time but now, the actor himself, who plays the show's lead character Rick Grimes, has discussed his departure from the show at the San Diego Comic-Con.

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The Sun has reported that when the cast of show appeared on stage at the event, Andrew thought it would be appropriate to address rumours of his departure after playing Rick for a whopping 10 years!

"There seems to be an elephant in the room and I think many of you want to ask a question whether or not it is my last year.

"This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes. I love this show, it means everything to me. I love the people who make this show. I’m also particularly fond of the people who watch the show. It has been the most extraordinary, beautiful experience of my career, largely because of you guys."

According to the actor, he simply leaving the show to spend more time with his family.

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The ninth season of The Walking Dead is set to premiere on October 7 and there's no word yet on who will become the show's lead following the departure of Rick Grimes.

Our money's on Norman Reedus, though...

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