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The Walking Dead star thanks LGBT fans in emotional leaving message

Josh Jackman November 8, 2017

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The Walking Dead’s Jordan Woods-Robinson has bid an emotional goodbye to his LGBT fans.

Woods-Robinson, who played Eric on the show, posted a video to Twitter yesterday before his character’s well-publicised death.

Eric has been together with Ross Marquand’s Aaron since the beginning of The Walking Dead, telling him at one point: “I can watch you get randomly beaten every so often, or else we can fight.

Jordan Woods-Robinson as Eric Raleigh, Ross Marquand as Aaron- The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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“And being with you, well it makes abject terror tolerable.”

And the star had some wonderful words for the pair’s loyal followers.

“I wanted to reach out, and I wanted to say thank you.

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“I had a question from Chris Hardwick [on Talking Dead] a couple of nights ago, which is amazing, but I’m not quite sure I got to the answer I wanted to,” Woods-Robinson added.

“He asked me, ‘What would you like to tell the fans of Eric and Aaron?’

“I would like to say: ‘Thank you for sharing your stories.’

“Ross and I had so many conversations with members of the LGBTQ community about your stories and your challenges and your victories,” he continued.

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Khary Payton as Ezekiel, Jordan Woods-Robinson as Eric, Kerry Cahill as Dianne - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
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“It always brought us such pride knowing that we were able to bring a relationship to life that resonated with so many people, that echoed at a core level.”

In a second video, Woods-Robinson added that he wanted to thanks everyone else as well – anyone who has connected to his character and the relationship with Aaron.

“And, also, all of the other fans,” he said.

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“Not just in that community. Allies and supporters, people who enjoyed the show.

“Thank you so much for just sharing your stories with us about why this show is important to you.

“That’s what always made it incredible for me and I’m going to miss that.

“I’m well, I hope you’re well, and now I’m excited to watch this alongside you.”

Another Walking Dead actor, Daniel Newman, came out as gay in March, saying it was “just time.”

The actor, who has also starred in Vampire Diaries, Homeland and Sex and the City, said a girl at a homeless shelter had made him realise he needed to come out to help others.

“I realised how important it is in this day and age to be visible – to let people who know you are,” he said.

“When you’re accomplishing incredible things and you’re hiding who you are, you are hurting hundreds of millions of people.”

Watch Jordan’s emotional message here:

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