'Fear the Walking Dead' fans are freaking out after unexpected death

Fear the Walking Dead fans are freaking out after Nick was killed at the end of Sunday’s episode. Unlike some deaths in the Walking Dead franchise, there was no foreshadowing for Nick’s. In fact, it seemed as though Morgan may have been making progress in convincing Nick of the value of human life. What was even more surprising was who shot Nick: Charlie, the little girl who infiltrated the Diamond for the Vultures. For her it was an act of revenge: Just a short while earlier, Nick had brutally killed Ennis, a Vulture who was most likely very important to Charlie.

“I’m the one who found her,” Ennis said to Nick and Madison earlier in the episode. “I’m the one who taught her how to make it out here.”

Some fans are outraged at the writers for killing off Nick, but according to the showrunners, Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, the actor who plays Nick, Frank Dillane, asked to be killed off so he could pursue other opportunities. 

There’s speculation that Madison is also dead, as she only appears in flashback scenes. If that’s the case, Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is now the last surviving member of the Clark clan.

Fear the Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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