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‘The Walking Dead’: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Shares a Touching Farewell Message for Chandler Riggs

Published on February 25th, 2018 | Updated on February 26th, 2018 | By FanFest

It’s safe to say that Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead contained some of the most emotional moments that we’ve seen on the series to date.  Watching Rick and Michonne say their final goodbyes to their beloved Carl was just almost too much to bear.  Perhaps just as emotional has been watching the actors in real life say their goodbyes to Chandler Riggs via their social media pages.

Shortly after the midseason premiere episode concluded on Sunday night, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who plays Negan on the series) took to Instagram to say his farewells.  His post not only applauded Chandler for his amazing work on the show but revealed that Riggs himself was a major reason for his joining the cast.  In his post, Morgan writes:

“@chandlerriggs5 man…. what a pleasure. Not only getting to work with you… but, getting to know you. You, my friend, are an incredible young man. Well before joining this cast I was a fan… a fan that loved watching you grow up in front of a camera. From the moment you first put on the way too large sheriffs hat as a boy… to the end, the hat so befitting of the man Carl had become. Wiser and more compassionate than all of us. You held all of our hearts. Honestly… a huge reason I wanted so badly to join this band of misfits… was because I was such a fan of the Negan Carl relationship in the comics… that storyline was one of my favorites, as I know it was one of yours. I’ll forever be disappointed we only scratched the surface of what could have been. BUT… I can take total solace in the fact that you are out there… doing your thing. You’ve grown into an amazing young man as well as a powerful actor… the world is your oyster Riggs. We all get to sit back and watch you kill it. So.. know you are missed on the show… but know you have a big ole group of family all here for you if needed… and eagerly awaiting whatever comes next. Love you Riggs. See you soon.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s message to Riggs hit us directly in the feels!  Chandler will be extremely missed and the series won’t be the same without him but we too look forward to seeing what the future holds for his career!

Check out Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s heartfelt post below.  What did you think of the midseason premiere?  Do you have a goodbye message you’d like to share with Chandler Riggs?  Post your messages in the comment section below.

@chandlerriggs5 man…. what a pleasure. Not only getting to work with you… but, getting to know you. You, my friend, are an incredible young man. Well before joining this cast I was a fan… a fan that loved watching you grow up in front of a camera. From the moment you first put on the way too large sheriffs hat as a boy… to the end, the hat so befitting of the man Carl had become. Wiser and more compassionate than all of us. You held all of our hearts. Honestly… a huge reason I wanted so badly to join this band of misfits… was because I was such a fan of the Negan Carl relationship in the comics… that storyline was one of my favorites, as I know it was one of yours. I’ll forever be dissaponted we only scratched the surface of what could have been. BUT… I can take total solace in the fact that you are out there… doing your thing. You’ve grown into an amazing young man as well as a powerful actor… the world is your oyster Riggs. We all get to sit back and watch you kill it. So.. know you are missed on the show… but know you have a big ole group of family all here for you if needed… and eagerly awaiting whatever comes next. Love you Riggs. See you soon.

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