Michael Rooker at Vancouver Fan Expo

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VANCOUVER SUN — Zombies lined up Saturday hoping to pick Michael Rooker’s brain, as the star of the hit series The Walking Dead talked to fans and signed autographs in Vancouver on the weekend.

Rooker, who played bad boy Merle on the zombie apocalypse drama, is just one of more than a dozen celebrities at Fan Expo 2013, being held Saturday and Sunday at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Others include Nichelle Nichols, of Star Trek fame and Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin.

Merle was killed on the show last season, and although sad to leave the show Rooker took a lighthearted approach to his character’s early demise.

“People shouldn’t grieve too much for Merle,” he said, laughing. “Merle is in a better place.”

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