It was a sad day in the Walking Dead family Tuesday, as one of its members lost her battle with Lung Cancer.
Lisa Williams was a super fan of The Walking Dead and honored that passion in many ways over the past several years, including at Walker Stalker Con events across the country. She was a lifetime Platinum pass holder at the events, and our own James Frazier released this tribute the day of her passing.
Not only was she a fan of the show, Lisa crossed paths with many people and also actors who attend conventions, including Andrew Lincoln pictured above. Everyone who knew her spent the past few days remembering what they loved about her-from her infectious smile, to her passionate and fun personality, to her work helping others and her community. Many of those who remember her also know one thing. She was a wonderful friend.
Lisa Williams was one that stood out, and she shone brightly. As well as always trying to better her community, she began and lead the charity Team Andy Lincoln which has raised over 35,000 for Barnardo’s-and donations can still be made here.
Many cast member of The Walking Dead paid tribute to her on their various social media accounts as well.
Real blessed that we get to meet a lot of great and special people…. Lisa always stood out as one of the best. She will be missed by all of us that were lucky enough to know her.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan added.
Real blessed that we get to meet a lot of great and special people…. Lisa always stood out as one of the best. She will be missed by all of us that were lucky enough to know her. Xxxjd pic.twitter.com/dbSuaHPTd2
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) April 4, 2018
Absolutely devastated to learn that we lost one of the most lovely, generous fans I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Lisa was the epitome of kindness and always worked hard to improve conditions for her community.
Please send love and thoughts to her family during this difficult time.
Ross Marquand posted on his instagram account Tuesday.
Khary Payton posted a heartbreaking quote straight from his character Ezekiel,
And yet we smile.
The Walking Dead account also tweeted their condolences.
We’re deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Lisa Williams, who was one of the most passionate people (and #TWD fans) you could meet.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) April 4, 2018
Devastated to hear about the passing of #TWD superfan @lcwilli1. I got to know Lisa when she won @EW’s fan contest to interview the cast of #thewalkingdead and she was an absolute joy throughout the entire process. She will be truly missed. #RIPLisa pic.twitter.com/PZnRj2nbfC
— Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) April 4, 2018
The show’s Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd also tweeted her condolences.
— Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) April 4, 2018
Lisa won a contest held by EW where she got to interview the cast as well, you can listen to that interview here:
If Lisa can feel this outpouring of love for her, we can imagine that her beautiful smile is shining down. She will forever be remembered and honored as part of the #WSCFamily.
Shannon Toohey is Editor-In-Chief of FanFest.com. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.A. in Journalism from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. Shannon has been a proud member of the Fan Fest team since 2013. Tweet her in your prettiest bird voice: @shannontoo