‘Walking Dead’ Dog Dies as Norman Reedus Pays Tribute to His Canine Co-Star: ‘Best TV Buddy Ever’

Seven, the Belgian Shepherd who played Dog on “The Walking Dead,” has died, AMC announced Thursday on social media.

“Rest in peace, Seven. #TWD’s best boy,” the network posted on its Instagram. The dog appeared on the last three seasons of “The Walking Dead” as the companion of Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus.

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The canine’s co-stars paid tribute to Seven on social media. Reedus posted behind-the-scenes photos of him and Seven on his Instagram story, writing with a broken heart emoji, “Gonna miss u seven. Best tv buddy ever.”

“The Walking Dead’s” official X account posted a photo of Melissa McBride, who played Carol on the series, with Seven. The caption reads: “All dogs go to heaven. Rest in peace, Seven.” Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan replied to the post with three heart emojis.

“RIP Seven,” Kang shared on Instagram alongside a crying face emoji.

Other “Walking Dead” cast members, including Yvette Nicole Brown, Sabrina Gennarino, Khary Payton and Lynn Collins, also honored Seven on social media, as well as Angela Kang, who served as showrunner of “The Walking Dead” during its last three seasons.

Seven appeared in 26 episodes, including the series finale, of AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse series. His character, Dog, is described as “brave and loyal to his allies” on the “Walking Dead” Fandom site: “He never shies away from danger and always listens to his owner, Daryl Dixon. To his enemies, Dog can be quite vicious, going in to bite them if it means protecting his allies.”

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