Posted September 09, 2018 07:49:20 The Walking Dead star Daryl Dennis Dixon, who died at age 61, has been confirmed as the victim of a deadly car accident on the Nevada border.
Dixon, a British-born actor, actor, director and screenwriter, died on Tuesday in a car crash on Highway 11, near the town of Waco, Texas.
“The actor Daryl Dennis, who was a British citizen, died in a tragic automobile accident on Highway #11 near Waco,” the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement.
Dixon was a co-star of the AMC hit show, The Walking: The Series.
Dixon also appeared in the AMC series, The Shield.
He died on the scene of the accident at a gas station in Waco.
His death was confirmed by the Waco police department.
“I was just as shocked and devastated as everyone else in this town is,” said his daughter, Carrie Dixon.
“My dad is my hero.
I’ve known him for a long time.
My dad would always come to the movies, and when I was little I would always take him to movies.
And now he’s gone.”
The accident happened on a stretch of road between two rural highways in the state’s central desert.
The road was closed for several hours, and there was no immediate word on the condition of Dixon’s body.
The actor, who starred in the series for four seasons from 1987 to 1990, had been on a family trip to Las Vegas with his family.
The Texas Department, in a news release, said the actor’s vehicle had left the highway and was traveling southbound.
Dixon had just finished filming an episode of the show’s third season when he lost control of his car and was struck by a vehicle.
He was taken to the hospital and later died.
The department said he had been working with the showrunners on a scene, which he had written and directed.
The episode was due to air on Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.