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Warning: spoilers ahead for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead fans everywhere knew that at least one major character would be biting the dust in the Season 7 premiere thanks to new bad guy Negan and his beloved baseball bat. Despite knowing that the odds were pretty good that he would be receiving a face full of Lucille, many viewers have still been hit pretty hard by the murder of Glenn. One chose to honor him by putting an obituary for the character in a local newspaper. Check it out!
Fans have had a wide variety of reactions to the deaths in the Season 7 premiere. Whoever wrote the touching obituary for his or her local paper found a rather lovely way to pay tribute to Glenn and all the ways he made life in the zombie apocalypse better. Unlike the folks who took to Twitter to share their feelings, this person was able to use more than 140 characters.
Unfortunately for those of us who don't have subscriptions to the Batesville, Arkansas newspaper, the picture of the obituary lamenting the glenncident is a bit blurry. Here's one of the most emotional passages for any whose eyes are still too clouded by tears - shed or unshed - to read the whole obit:
He is survived in death by his loving wife Maggie and their unborn child; Rick, Carl, and Judith Grimes; Carol Peletier; Daryl Dixon; the Warrior Woman known only as Michonne; and various other adoptive family members and associates that will likely be more memorable in their eventual deaths than they ever were in life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations of LITERALLY ANYONE WHO CAN HELP THEM DEFEAT NEGAN be made in his memory.
The obituary also reminds readers of the man Glenn was back in the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. At this point, it's almost difficult to remember the young man from Michigan whose life consisted of delivering pizzas prior to the end of the world. Viewers got to watch him grow into a survivor "of impeccable moral grounding and logistical wizardry." Glenn had become a moral compass of the group by the end of his time, and he had proved himself capable of stepping up as leader, mentor, or warrior whenever a crises called for him.
Rest in peace, Glenn Rhee. You seemed to die before in the past, but there were no dumpsters for you to hide beneath this time. You have been very thoroughly killed, and we can do nothing but find ways to try and cope with your loss during the rest of Season 7.