ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

Despite not featuring in the original comics that inspired AMC's The Walking Dead, Daryl () has made a massive impact on fans of the show. He's tough and determined, sweet and bashful, just the sort of stand-up guy you'd want to get caught in a zombie apocalypse with.

With this in mind, it's super touching that Reedus was so honest with TV Guide about how much he loves and appreciates The Walking Dead:

The constant up-and-down roller coaster of this business was getting on my nerves. But this job rebuilt my faith in what I do, finding the love for it again.

However, things are getting tough for the most beloved of Walking Dead characters, and it seems that nobody is truly safe.

The sickness is spreading, and now Glenn () is infected, fans are worried that Daryl could be next to succumb to the mystery bug.

Reedus is even more attached to his character than fans, as he vehemently refused to believe that Daryl would ever turn.

I don't want to be a zombie ever. I don't even want to put that makeup on. I don't want to say goodbye to everybody. I will play Daryl Dixon until I'm 80 years old.

80 year old Daryl...hmmmm. That could certainly be interesting. I bet that dude could still kick a lot of ass with his zimmer frame. Is Daryl your favorite character on The Walking Dead? Let us know below.

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