Andrew Lincoln Said His TWD Departure Was “Simple” Decision

"I live in a different country..."


Actor Andrew Lincoln finally confirmed it was his decision to leave the show. The story started as rumor, spread across various online headlines. At Comic Con, the cast and crew confirmed the story. Now, fans expect for Rick Grimes to die, based on the actor’s decision to leave The Walking Dead.

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“I have two young children, and I live in a different country, and they become less portable as they get older,” Lincoln said. “It was that simple. It was time for me to come home.” Despite the “simple” decision, many fans believe other issues are the real cause of this exit.

After all, the actor made the major decision to leave the best series on television in what seemed like an instant. So what other factors might be involved?

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