“The Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln gave a lovely tribute to his soon-to-be former co-star Chandler Riggs on Friday.
In Sunday’s episode of the AMC zombie drama, the show will bid goodbye to Riggs’s character Carl, so Lincoln sat down at a piano to record a slightly adapted cover of Camila Cabello’s single “Havana.”
Some choice lyrics: “God, I hate those freakin’ zombies/ They keep eating all of my friends and family” and “He comes from east or west Atlanta, I don’t know. He’s pretty southern, that I do know.”
In the Season 8 midseason finale, viewers learned that Carl had been bitten by a walker on his side, a certain death sentence. The cast and crew have promised an emotional return for the series when Carl’s fate is revealed on Sunday.
“The beautiful thing is it’s what we rarely do in our show — we actually give the opportunity for a goodbye,” Lincoln said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It was unusual in that regard. Usually, things happen and people are ripped from you in this world that we inhabit. Thankfully, there was some sense of catharsis on this one, because we got to leave it all out on the screen. I thought Chandler did a remarkable job, as he always has done, but particularly in this episode.”
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on Sunday, February 25.
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