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The Walking Dead has never been afraid to kill off its fan-favourite characters, which is particularly shown with the mid-season’s finale bombshell. 

Viewers were delivered the devastating news that Carl Grimes (played by Chandler Riggs) had suffered a zombie bite to his lower abdomen.

Yet in the weeks following, many fans were desperate to find a loophole in the plot development that would see one of the only remaining original cast members bite the dust upon the show’s return this month. 

Now it seems that 44-year-old Andrew could have let slip exactly what’s to come for the former sheriff following his son’s death.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that he was “not at liberty” to say exactly if Rick’s death would be soon.

Yet when it comes to recognising what the fans will want, he was more giving.

“[I think] there deserves to be an end point” for the series,” he noted.

The Teachers star went on to say that producers are setting in motion an “endgame” for the series, but no decision are set in stone yet.

“There needs to be an end game and that is something that is definitely being talked about,” Andrew shared. “I can’t get into all of that. 

“But all of that will be answered.”

The actor also furthered his admission in an interview with the Daily News, saying it’s “a lot of time to invest in a story without some kind of resolution.”

He continued: “If I was watching it I would want some answers, something, and if that means the demise of a central character or a principal character, then I’m willing to take the medicine.”

”[My relationship with Rick] is far from over,” Andrew added.

While fans are barely any the wiser as to how they can expect their favourite character to die, at least former showrunner Robert Kirkman has given some more clarity.

Asked if Rick Grimes will ever die, he answered simply: “Yeah, of course.”

“Well, that’s a question, right? Who knows?” he then revealed, about who could possibly replace the hole he would leave. 

“Maybe it’s a character that hasn’t been introduced yet. Maybe it’ll be Judith, who knows.”

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday 25th February in the US and will follow a day later on FOX UK.