THE Walking Dead actor who starred in The Hunger Games was found dead last week from a gunshot wound.
CAST members from The Walking Dead took to Twitter to memorialize their coworker, Moses J Moseley, who was found dead in his vehicle in Stockbridge, Georgia, according to his family.
Police told TMZ that they’re investigating a possible suicide of the actor, who played one of Michonne’s zombies on the hit show.
“Just an absolute kind and wonderful human being,” wrote Jeremy Palko, who played Andy on The Walking Dead. You will be missed my friend.”
“Absolutely devastated to find out about the death of Moses Moseley, such a bright star with the biggest heart,” wrote Carrie Genzel, who portrayed Clark on the show.
“A huge loss for the #TWDFamily, his own family and all those who loved him,” she added.
Family members checked local hospitals after not hearing from Moseley for several days, then filed a missing person’s report. Police eventually discovered his body after contacting OnStar to track him.
Read our Moses J Moseley live blog for the latest updates.
The director of the project spoke to the US Sun and said he has been left devastated over the news of Moses’ death while working on a movie about the loss of another of his friends.
“It’s devastating because they both are now heavy on my mind,” Dailey said.
“Moses was such an inspiration to many. He truly had a heart of gold and a smile that would bring happiness to anyone who crossed his path.”
Dailey added that Moses had already finished filming his scenes for Cadillac Respect, and had been “eager to take on this task.”
“His role as Chris Ayers was created to honor my friend Chris who tragically passed away in an accident,” he added.
“He handled the role with great care and dedication.”
Moseley had just finished tragic role
Moses J Moseley had recently finished filming a movie in which he starred as a man killed in a tragic accident shortly before he was found dead last week.
At the time of the star’s death, he had been working on four different films that were in various stages of production.
One of those movies was an independent short, written and directed by Christopher Michale Dailey, titled Cadillac Respect.
In it, Moseley portrays the role of Chris Ayes, a character that was created by Dailey to honor his friend of the same name who was killed in a car accident.
How old was Moses J Moseley?
The Walking Dead actor was 31 years old.
Moseley was born in Aiken, South Carolina on December 23, 1990
Walking Dead tragedies, part six
Finally, actor Chandler Riggs, who left The Walking Dead in 2017, suffered memory loss two years later after a horse-riding accident in another tragedy that struck a member of the cast.
The 22-year-old’s mother said that Riggs suffered a “bad concussion” despite wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the horse in November 2019.
“[I’m] trying to get my mind back on track,” Riggs, who played Cal Grimes on the show, told fans on social media.
“It’s so weird hearing about what I was saying and doing after [the accident] happened,” he wrote.
“For hours, I had no idea what year it was, how I got there, what happened, etc and I kept asking the same questions over and over again just to immediately forget the answer.”
Walking Dead tragedies, part five
Walking Dead fans also reportedly targeted actor Josh McDermott online over decisions made by his character, Euegene Porter, in the series.
In 2017, he deleted his social media accounts after being hit with a wave of death threats for the fictional storyline.
McDermott posted a final Facebook live calling out the cyberbullies for the threatening messages, TV Guide reported.
“Oh, death threats? Don’t send me death threats because I’m going to send all that s**t to the cops. I’m just sick of it,” he said.
“You can hate Eugene,” the actor continued. “I don’t care. I’ll argue that you’re wrong, but you can think whatever you want.”
“But when you start saying you hope I die? I don’t know if you’re talking about Josh or Eugene.”
Walking Dead tragedies, part four
Plus, back in 2015, Seth Gilliam, who played Rev Gabriel Stokes on the show, was charged with driving under the influence.
The 53-year-old was arrested after reportedly driving 107 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to Variety.
The actor was also charged with drug possession after marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Gilliam was pulled over near Senoia, Georgia, where The Walking Dead is filmed, just as shooting for season six was starting up.
Walking Dead tragedies, part three
Actor Andrew Lincoln revealed in an interview with Metro that he once chopped off the end of his finger while he was in a play called Blue Orange.
“I chopped the end of my finger off on stage,” Lincoln said.
He continued to act despite leaving blood all over the stage – and spraying some of the audience.
“It was horrific. All the ladies had their hands over their mouths like they were going to be sick,” he said of the incident.
Walking Dead tragedies, part two
Other tragedies have hit other members of the Walking Dead cast as well.
For example, Norman Reedus, 53, is known for his signature sunglasses, but he once revealed that he started wearing them after his eyeball popped out in a horrific car crash in February 2005.
He had been traveling in Germany to accept the rising star award at the Berlin Film Festival and was heading to a REM concert in a car lent to him by the band’s lead singer Michael Stipe when he was hit by an 18-wheeler truck and went flying through the windshield.
He ultimately needed surgery to repair his eye socket.
After four months of recovery, Reedus made it back on his feet.
“I just wear them a lot, I have really sensitive eyes, with a bright light I would just start tearing up I always have,” he said of the sunglasses he wears.
Walking Dead tragedies
Moses S Moseley’s death is the latest in a string of tragic accidents and arrests that have hit The Walking Dead cast over the years.
The body of the 31-year-old actor, who played one of the zombies on the hit show, was discovered last Wednesday in Stockbridge, Georgia, after he had been reported missing.
He was found with a gunshot wound and reportedly died by suicide, although that has not been officially confirmed.
Talent manager confirms death
Moses J Moseley’s talent manager Gail Tassell confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that the actor had passed away.
“We are heartbroken by his loss and he will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed,” Tassell told the outlet.
“He was a very beautiful person and an extremely talented actor. There really are no words to express the tragic loss of Moses.”
“We just absolutely loved him,” Tassell added.
Friends mourn Moses: ‘taken too soon’
Friends and collaborators took to Twitter to mourn Moses’ sudden passing.
“His bright smile could fill a room,” wrote wrestler Brimstone, also known to fans as Will Kaye.
“His good spirit & sense of humor precedes him. I’m at a loss.”
“He was a sweetheart and great actor,” wrote Maureen Whelan, who worked with Moses on the horror film Doll Murder Spree.
‘I love you all’
Moses was always grateful to his fans, and during a past interview he made sure to let them know how much he appreciated them.
He said at the time: “I love you all, you are all amazing, and thank you so much for the support.”
Moses added in another interview: “I had no idea that my involvement in the Walking Dead would prove to be so significant and it has been such an honor to be able to go to conventions and meet different fans…”
Moseley’s gratitude to fans
A post on Moses Moseley’s Twitter page from December 20, 2021 shows how much appreciation he had for his fans.
“Thank you to everyone that attended any convention or autograph signing I had this year,” the 31-year-old actor wrote alongside a video.
“Thank you to everyone that requested me to sign an item for them and everyone that purchased one of my books. You all made this year very special for me!”
What was Moses last seen in?
Moses J Moseley was last seen in BET’s Tales, a drama anthology, in 2021 according to his IMDB.
He played Kadeem in the episode titled Fight the Power.
The scripted series shows the stories inside of songs by weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into cinematic narratives.
Recent social media posts, continued
On December 31, 2021, Moses J Moseley shared a series of photos of himself that included shots of him signing autographs and with other actors.
He said in the post: “I just want to say thank you to The Most High and everyone who helped make this year the most successful year of my life!”
“I know 2022 is going to be even better. Wishing everyone a happy, safe and prosperous New Year! May this year bring us all everything we desire and more!”
Recent social media posts
Moses Moseley shared a post on Instagram on January 21, 2022.
It contained side-by-side photos of him as part of the popular 10-year social media challenge, which showcases how much someone has changed in a decade.
He wrote: “I’m late but here’s my #10yearchallenge #instagood”
Former co-stars pay tribute
Former co-star Addy Miller tweeted of Moses J Moseley’s death: “so heartbroken to hear about the passing of this bright, kind soul.”
“Moses had such a positive energy around him and always lifted those around him.”
“Twd family won’t be the same without him. rest in peace, Moses.”
Another co-star Melissa Cowan branded him “truly one of a kind and a class act” and “always nice, funny and a smile to light any room.”
Family had reported Moses missing
Family members told TMZ that they hadn’t heard from Moseley since last Sunday.
They checked local hospitals but could not find him.
A missing person’s report was filed on Wednesday, and they contacted OnStar to track him, eventually discovering his body.
Actor’s reps will ‘miss him dearly’
Avery Sisters Entertainment, which represented Moses Moseley, shared a statement about the actor’s death.
“With a heavy heart, we at Avery Sisters Entertainment offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to the family and friends of our actor, Moses J. Moseley,” a Facebook post said.
“We are truly saddened. Moses was a phenomenal actor who has appeared in movies such as The Walking Dead, Queen of the South, and American Soul, but MUCH more than that, he was an AMAZING person!”
“For those who knew him, he was the kindest, sweetest, most generous person you would ever meet. We will miss you dearly! Rest in Heaven!”
Moseley’s weight loss journey
Before Moses J Moseley became an actor, he struggled with his weight according to Tulsa World.
Moseley said that he was teased throughout high school for being overweight, before taking on a two-and-a-half-year journey from 300 pounds to 150 pounds.
The actor stayed fit by avoiding red meat and exercising.
Law student turned actor
Moses J Moseley attended Georgia State University, where he studied Law and English Literature.
While at the University, Moseley realized that he wanted to be an actor after he was scouted for the 2012 film Joyful Noise.
The late actor was passionate about meditation and the concept of enlightenment.
Moses J Moseley wrote two books on “metaphysics and manifesting your dream life,” according to the synopsis of his second book.
“He has studied law, various forms of mental sciences, religions, and meditation.”
Moses J Moseley’s work as an actor
Moseley appeared in AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as HBO’s Watchmen and in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013.
Plenty of fans rushed to Moses’ final Instagram post, which featured him participating in the 10-year challenge.
One person wrote: “I will miss you my friend. Rest In Peace,” as another added, “I’m at a loss! This one really shook our Walking Dead family!”
What was Moses J Moseley’s cause of death?
As of Wednesday evening, the cause of death has not officially been released but authorities are conducting an investigation.
It has been reported by TMZ that Moseley suffered a gunshot wound and authorities are looking at the case as a potential suicide.
Just days before his death, he had generously donated his cameo earnings to mental health charities.
Statement by his manager
Moses J Moseley’s manager, Tabatha Minchew, said of the TV star: “He was loved by everyone who met him. Such a bright light in everyone’s eyes.”