HOLLYWOOD- Georgia actor Dango Nguyen has died at the age of 48 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He passed away on Saturday (10 August 2019).
He was best known for playing the bodyguard of lead villain Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the hit US zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead.
Before becoming an actor in 2011, Nguyen worked as a firefighter with Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services for almost two decades.
His former fire department paid tribute to him and wrote on Facebook, “It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our former firefighters.”
His other acting credits include MacGyver', 'The Gifted', 'The Originals' and 'Banshee.'