The Death Story Of Every Character That Died On The Walking Dead In 2017

The Death Story Of Every Character That Died On The Walking Dead In 2017

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-01-09    2 min read

Back when Rick Grimes said, “We are The Walking Dead,” fans knew that no one on the show would ever be safe. With Glenn Rhee and Abram Ford in the dirt, and Carl Grimes nursing a walker bite on his torso, this feels truer than ever.

So how many people died on the show in 2017?

Dr. Emmett Carson

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The “other Dr. Carson” was thrown into a blazing furnace by Negan. This happened thanks to a lie by Dwight, but it also led to the Hilltop’s Dr. Carson being taken back to the Sanctuary by the Saviors.

Then, there are all of the Kingdommers.

Benjamin, Richard, Shiva On The Walking Dead

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Before the war, Richard put things in motion to convince his village to start a war with the Saviors. Unfortunately, things backfired and Benjamin was killed by Jared. Later, Morgan killed Richard for this enormous mistake.

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A season later, the Kingdommers were well into the battle when they made another huge mistake. King Ezekiel essentially led his people to slaughter. A machine gun from a watchtower took out around forty of his people. Some of the more notable Kingdommers included Daniel and Alvaro.

While escaping in the woods, the King also had to watch Shiva get taken down by a dozen walkers.

A Dozen Deaths During The Walking Dead 2017

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Another huge death happened in the Season 7 finale when Sasha decided to take one last shot at Negan. Thanks to a pill from Eugene, she was able to reanimate herself and try to kill the Saviors with a bite.

Francine, Freddie, And Andy

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During “The Damned,” Francine, Freddie, and Andy were all killed. This is the scene where Morgan miraculously survived a spray of bullets.


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Next, there was Morales. It looked like Rick Grimes had been cornered, but the “old friends” couldn’t help but discuss their predicament. Despite recognizing who it was, Daryl Dixon still took down the lonesome Savior.

Eric (Aaron’s Boyfriend)

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Eric did have a ton of screen time on The Walking Dead, but he’s certainly going to be missed as Aaron mourns his death. During an attack on the outpost, Eric is shot in the gut. While Aaron is back in the fight, Eric died and walked into the woods.

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Other notable deaths include Saviors Yago (Rick car chase), Leo (Rosita’s RPG), and Zia (Daryl killed in speaker truck). Then, Maggie shot Savior prisoner (Dean) and Enid shot Cyndie grandmother, Natania. Currently, Carl Grimes is still alive.

Who had the most memorable death from the list above?

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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