When The Walking Dead’s midseason 7 premiere came to a close, it did so with the words, “In Loving Memory of James Heltibridle” flashing across the screen. Many fans are likely now wondering, “Who is James Heltibridle?”
James Heltibridle was a filmmaker who passed away in late 2016. He served as a production designer on the short films Memoris and Death and the Robot in 2012 and 2013. He passed away unexpectedly after having worked in the Props Department on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Heltibridle was very much a part of The Walking Dead family. His last tweets are from 2015 but show off his passion for the AMC series as he shared selfies with stars of the show and other celebrity guests who attended the massive Season 6 premiere at Madison Square Garden.
As most people would be, Heltibridle was excited to snag a photo with Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus.
Also on hand was Chloe Bennett, attending as Spencer Monroe actor Austin Nichols’ date.
Once a member of The Walking Dead family, always a member of The Walking Dead family. Rest in peace, James Heltibridle.
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