American actor Moses J. Moseley, who played a zombie on the hit show The Walking Dead, has died at the age of 31.
Moseley was found in the Hudson Bridge area of Stockbridge, a city on the outskirts of Atlanta, his family told TMZ, adding that he died of a gunshot wound, which authorities are investigating as a possible suicide.
Relatives filed a missing person’s report after they hadn’t heard from the actor since January 23, TMZ reports. They then contacted car security company OnStar, which tracked his vehicle to where his body was found that day.
His representative, Tabatha Minchew, told The Wrap: ‘He wasn’t just a client for me. We have been best friends for 10 years. He was at my wedding.
‘Everyone who ever met him loved him, no one has ever had anything negative to say about him. When he was around everyone was so happy. He made everyone so happy. We’re all trying to wrap our heads around it as well.’
Moseley, who appeared on the Walking Dead from 2012 to 2015, regularly used social media to update his fans and to share inspirational quotes.
‘You’re at your most powerful when you decide to feel good for no reason,’ he wrote on Facebook on January 13.
On January 21, Moseley put up one last Instagram post. ‘I’m late but here’s my #10yearchallenge #instagood,’ he wrote along with two split photos of himself.
The next day, he asked his followers to wish his mother and father a happy birthday.
Actor Jeremy Palko, who played Andy on the AMC show from 2016 to 2017, took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to pay tribute to the actor.
‘Heartbroken to hear of the passing of @MosesMoseley Just an absolute kind and wonderful human being You will be missed my friend. #TWDFamily,’ he wrote.
AMC responded to Moseley’s death with a post on The Walking Dead’s official Twitter.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with our #TWDFamily member Moses J. Moseley,’ the cable network said.
Moseley was born in Aiken, South Carolina, and had just celebrated his 31st birthday on December 23. He went to Jonesboro High School and studied criminal justice at Georgia State University from 2010 to 2016, according to his Facebook page.