London, Mar 31 (PTI) Jeffrey DeMunn revealed that he had asked the makers of the zombie drama “Walking Dead” to kill off his character, Dale Horvath. Also Read - Joshua Jackson turns to dating apps

The 70-year-old actor exited from the AMC series in 2012, after Horvath was disembowelled by a walker near the end of the second season. Also Read - Keira Knightley presumed 'Pirates...' would be a 'disaster'

DeMunn said departure was sparked after showrunner Frank Darabont was disgracefully dropped from the show, DigitalSpy reported. Also Read - Game of Thrones the most pirated show of 2015!

“Dale’s death was my decision,” he said. “I was furious about how Frank was pushed out of the show. I spent a week not being able to take a full breath. And then I realised, ‘Oh, I can quit’.

“So I called them and said, ‘It’s a zombie show. Kill me. I don’t want to do this anymore’. It was an immense relief for me,” he said.

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