Who was Walking Dead actor Moses J. Moseley and how did he die?

MOSES J. Moseley was famously known for his roles in The Walking Dead and Hunger Games.

It was announced on January 31, 2022, that he had passed away at the age of 31.

Moses J. Moseley is known as his character Mike on the hit show The Walking Dead


Moses J. Moseley is known as his character Mike on the hit show The Walking DeadCredit: Instagram/Moses J Moseley

Who was Walking Dead actor Moses J. Moseley?

The 31-year-old actor was born on December 23, 1990, in South Carolina, and was known as an actor, writer, and model. 

Aside from The Walking Dead, he also made appearances on USA Queen of the South, HBO Watchmen, BET Tales, and the film Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories.

Moseley’s career dates back to 2010 when he reportedly began taking his dreams seriously after reaching his ideal weight.

When the late star was 16, he weighed 300 pounds and spent two years dieting and exercising to lose over 150 pounds, according to his IMDb bio.

What was Moses J. Moseley’s cause of death?

Family members told TMZ that they had not heard from Moseley since January 23, prompting them to issue a missing person report three days later after.

His body was later discovered on January 26, in the Hudson Bridge area of Stockbridge, Georgia, and his manager confirmed his passing.

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“Everyone is devastated, Moses will be missed deeply,” Tabatha Minchew said in a statement, via the Daily News.

“He was always a delight to be around, always happy and excited about life. The world has lost an amazing and talented person.”

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On March 21, 2022, People confirmed Moseley’s cause of death.

The outlet reported that the actor died of a gunshot to the head.

Prior to his cause of death being confirmed, it was reported that Moseley suffered a gunshot wound.

Officials are still pending their decision on ruling the death as an accident or a suicide, per the documents.

Just days before his death, he had generously donated his cameo earnings to mental health charities.

Moses J. Moseley attends the premiere of Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies in 2018


Moses J. Moseley attends the premiere of Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies in 2018Credit: Getty Images – Getty

What are people saying about Moses J. Moseley?

Many fans of Moses took to social media to express their condolences and grief.

One person wrote: “I will miss you my friend. Rest In Peace,” as another added, “I’m at a loss! This one really shook our Walking Dead family!”

Another agreed and responded: “Yes it sure has. So heartbroken. Cried all day.”

The official Twitter account for the AMC network also released a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our #TWDFamily member Moses J. Moseley.”

As the news started to spread, his Walking Dead co-stars also paid tribute to the late star.

“Just an absolute kind and wonderful human being,” wrote Jeremy Palko, who played Andy on The Walking Dead. “You will be missed my friend.”

Carrie Genzel, who portrayed Clark on the show, added: “Absolutely devastated to find out about the death of Moses Moseley, such a bright star with the biggest heart. A huge loss for the #TWDFamily, his own family and all those who loved him.”

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