Moses J Moseley, who starred in The Walking Dead, has died at the age of 31, his representatives have said.
Moseley, known for playing a pet zombie on the hit US show, was described as a “phenomenal actor” and the “kindest, sweetest, most generous person you would ever meet”.
Tributes were paid to Moseley online by fans and the official Walking Dead account.
“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,” the company said on Facebook.
“We are truly saddened.
“Moses was a phenomenal actor… 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!”
The official Walking Dead account tweeted: “Our thoughts and prayers are with our #TWDFamily member Moses J Moseley.”
Moseley played a pet walker belonging to Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, in the zombie apocalypse series.
Jeremy Palko, who appeared alongside him in the show as Andy, said he was “heartbroken” by the news.
“Just an absolute kind and wonderful human being. You will be missed my friend,” he wrote.
Moseley, who was born in Aiken, South Carolina, also appeared in series including Queen of the South and American Soul.
He also made appearances on HBO’s Watchmen and the 2013 film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
According to TMZ, Moseley’s family reported him missing earlier this week and an investigation into his death is ongoing.