The Walking Dead Fan Posts Newspaper Obituary for Glenn

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While fans around the world may be grieving over the loss of Glenn from Sunday’s Walking Dead premiere, one fan took his remembrance one step further.

It’s no secret that fans of The Walking Dead were stunned and saddened by Glenn’s death on the season premiere. Some viewers were so distraught they called into work the next day.

Glenn Rhee, played by Steven Yeun, was one of the few characters to appear on the show from the very start. Along with Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon, Glenn was a fan favorite. Still, when it comes to remembering Glenn, few fans have gone as far as this man.

Remembering the Dead

Arkansas native Frank Vaughn actually wrote a full obituary and had it posted in his local newspaper.

While many outlets have described the obituary as a regular, paid obituary, that’s not actually the case. Vaughn’s friend, Andrea Bruner, is the managing editor for The Batesville Daily Guard. When she was too depressed by Glenn’s death to write a column this week, Vaughn stepped in. What started out as a joke became a reality as Bruner published Vaughn’s obituary for Glenn in her column.

It reads like a normal obituary, except for, you know, the parts about the zombie apocalypse. Also, as beloved as Glenn was, some aspects of his character seem a little exaggerated. But hey, who are we to talk ill of the dead?

“In lieu of flowers,” the obituary reads, “the family asks that donations of LITERALLY ANYONE WHO CAN HELP THEM DEFEAT NEGAN be made in his memory.”

An Obituary for Glenn

Here’s the full text of the obituary:

OBITUARY

Glenn Rhee, husband, father-to-be, warrior and friend departed from this world October 23rd. He was 32.

Born and raised in Michigan to Korean immigrant parents, he settled in Atlanta to undertake his career of delivering pizzas and brightening the world around him until the unthinkable happened — the Walker Apocalypse. It was then that the real Glenn emerged: a man of impeccable moral grounding and logistical wizardry.

A faithful friend, Glenn spared no personal risk or inconvenience to care for and provide for his adopted Apocalyptic family of survivors. His bravery in the face of both the Undead and the Brutal Living inspired all who knew him. He exhibited top-notch leadership when his leader or mentor was either unavailable or unable to lead, and his commitment to moral principles in a world-gone-mad breathed hope and promise into those around him (who meant him no harm).

He is survived in death by his loving wife Maggie and their unborn child; Rick, Carl and Judith Grimes; Carl Peletier; Daryl Dixon; the Warrior Woman known only as Michonne; and various other adoptive family members and associates that will likely be more memorable in their eventual deaths than they ever were in life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of LITERALLY ANYONE WHO CAN HELP THEM DEFEAT NEGAN be made in his memory.

Hey, Wait a Minute…

So now that Glenn has been properly memorialized, I just have one question. What about poor Abraham?

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  • Frank Vaughn

    Thanks for featuring this. I’ve received numerous requests to do one for Abraham too but at this point I don’t think it would be as funny.

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