Andrew Lincoln could not have made a better farewell message to his The Walking Dead costar Chandler Riggs than through a song. The actor offered up his own unique, zombie-themed take on Camilla Cabello's "Havana."
'Chandler Ohh La La'
In an exclusive goodbye video, Lincoln played the piano and cursed at zombies in his farewell song for his on-screen son. Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes in the AMC series, is about to exit the show due to his character's demise.
The midseason finale revealed a fatal walker bite that puts Carl in death's hands. It was only a matter of time, or a few Season 8 episodes until Riggs leaves The Walking Dead, and Lincoln wants to say goodbye ahead. Despite the sad moment, Lincoln saw a silver lining in Carl's death or the loss of Riggs on the set.
"On the plus side, I'm never going to have to say Carl again," Lincoln jokes in the video, before noting that, "the minuses far outweigh the plusses." Then in his British accent, the actor sings his Walking Dead-version of "Havana," except he belts out "Chandler ooh la la" over again. Lincoln sings about his love for Riggs and his hate for the zombies.
"God I hate those frickin' zombies. They keep eating all my friends and family," Lincoln sings and mentions a reunion with Riggs in London soon. The actor ends his song with, "You know I can't begin to say how much I miss you."
“God I hate those frickin’ zombies. They keep eating all my friends and family.” Tune in this Sunday at 9/8c to say goodbye to Carl. #TWD pic.twitter.com/lZQrxCh5Ld — The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) February 23, 2018
Riggs has been a major part of the series, having portrayed the role of Carl Grimes since Season 1, so his loss came as a shock to fans and costars. A few of the stars has since spoken up about the young actor's exit from The Walking Dead in previous interviews.
Danai Gurira, who plays Carl's mother-figure Michonne, revealed that she was depressed for a while when she learned about Carl's death. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, also did not expect to see Carl die. He admitted that he was unhappy because he always thought that Carl would be the last survivor.
Meanwhile, fans were furious at showrunner Scott Gimple and petitioned for his termination from the series. Riggs, on the other hand, saw his exit from The Walking Dead as an opportunity for other future roles. He can finally also rest his eye-patch and have his hair cut.
Fans can tune in on Feb. 25, Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead, to say goodbye to Carl.