Clearly, the family that brutally slays legions of bloodthirsty undead together, stays together. Even after their deaths, the love these guys have for each other on The Walking Dead is truly touching.
One of the latest to join The Walking Dead's impressive roster of deceased was Deanna, played by Tovah Feldshuh. Check out her "second death" at the hands of her own son Spencer (Austin Nichols).
According to an on-set observer via EW, "the scene was an emotional one:"
"After one take of the death scene, there were hugs all around between cast and director Kari Skogland, with Nichols going and planting a gentle kiss on Feldshuh’s forehead so as not to disturb the elaborate zombie make-up. Before another take, Feldshuh and Nichols stared into each other eyes intently. 'My son,' said Feldshuh tenderly. 'I’m so proud of you.'”
Tovah herself was loving her life (and death) with The Walking Dead, giving a lovely speech to the assembled co-stars and crew after wrapping that all-important head stab:
“It’s the greatest job I ever had in television and I have you all to thank for it. And the best crew EVER! Thank you for being you. Thank you to the acting company. You know, to have this happen to me at this time of my life — what could be a better blessing? So I thank you and I’m honored to have been with you for this year.”
Now Tovah's off to The CW for a part in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but this lady will always keep a bit of The Walking Dead in her heart. Check out what she said when she left the TWD set. She just... gets it:
“You always hope you’re the one to last. You hope you’re Daryl. Everyone wants to be Norman Reedus. I thought I would escape death through excellence, but I guess not.”