On Tuesday, a beloved and devoted fan of The Walking Dead passed away after battling lung cancer. Her name was Lisa Williams and she was a regular at Walking Dead conventions and other events. The cast and crew of the post-apocalyptic AMC series posted comments on Wednesday to honor her memory and reminisce about meeting her.
Here's the main statement from the show:
We’re deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Lisa Williams, who was one of the most passionate people (and #TWD fans) you could meet.— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) April 4, 2018
The outpouring of love that’s coming with this news goes to show how much of an impact she had on #TWDFamily. You will be missed... pic.twitter.com/EhdwRQmIlx
Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the show, posted this heartfelt message on Instagram:
"Lisa always stood out as one of the best. She will be missed by all of us that were lucky enough to know her," tweeted Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays Negan on the show.
The affection the two have for each other is palpable in the photo he posted:
Morgan and Reedus posted a message on Instagram sending love and get well wishes a few weeks before Williams passed:
A big part of our Walking Dead family Lisa Williams has been battling stage 3 lung cancer and we just wanted to send out a little video to wish her well and show our love and support for her. Get well girl!we love you, Jeffrey, Norman & Sean. #jeffreydeanmorgan #normanreedus #thewalkingdead #walkingdead #negan #daryldixon #theboondocksaints #fuckcancer #conventionallstars
The Walker Stalker Convention—which Williams attended—shared a photo of her with Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), and wrote a thoughtful message testifying to the positivity and good works Williams' spread to the world throughout her life.
Lisa Williams, one of our lifetime Platinums, was the living essence of what we envisioned. And she exceeded those expectations, as she utilized her love and position to raise money to serve others through her charitable endeavors. She used her lifetime to give experiences to others. Her memory and legacy doesn’t end with her unfortunate passing.
Other Walking Dead fans and friends of Williams' were deeply saddened by her loss:
I have never met this woman but here I am crying my eyes out at the loss of such a wonderful woman who clearly loved the walking dead you will be missed rest in peace 💓💓💓💓— Katie (@Katie10439513) April 4, 2018
Lisa was a great friend and one of the kindest human beings you could ever meet. I will miss her every day of my life. I can’t believe she is gone. So many amazing memories with her and our love for the show brought us together as it has for those that knew her. pic.twitter.com/finzrj8Gfb— Valerie (@righteousdinero) April 4, 2018
Lisa...I will miss u. You were the heart and soul of this fandom & the cons. You brightened my days with your positivity and your humor and your genuine good heart. Thank u for your friendship. You’re in my heart forever. Always smiling. Love you— theWalkingJen (@NvrEnoughMullet) April 4, 2018
💜💜💜#Love4Lisa #TWDFamily pic.twitter.com/6PkWP15nMp