'The Walking Dead' Star Thanks Fans For LGBTQ Support

Each cast member of The Walking Dead has their own way of saying goodbye to fans when their character dies. For Jordan Woods-Robinson, it's thanking them.

With Episode 8x03 serving as the final hour for Jordan Woods-Robinson's Eric character, the actor decided to take to Twitter to share message with the fans who have stuck with him through the years since he joined the show. Playing Eric, a homosexual character in a relationship with Ross Marquand's Aaron, Woods-Robinson was given the opportunity to inspire and engage with the LGBTQ community on a regular basis.

For that, he is grateful. Check out the video Woods-Robinson shared to Twitter below.

"I wanted to reach out and I wanted to say 'Thank you,'" Woods-Robinson said. "I had a question from Chris Hardwick the other day, which is amazing, but I'm not quite sure I got the answer I wanted to. 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 [Marquand] and I had so many conversations with members of the LGBTQ community about your stories and your challenges and your victories. 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 tweet, the actor thanked the rest of The Walking Dead fanbase, as well. "And, also, all of the other fans," Woods-Robinson said. "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."

Speaking to ComicBook.com on the set of The Walking Dead's 100th episode, Marquand echoed a similar appreciation for the opportunity to play a character with such an impact on audiences.

"Someone asked when I first got on the show if there was any talk of Aaron's sexuality being changed, and I have no idea if that was ever being discussed but it would have sent a really terrible message, especially to people who were fans of the comics," Marquand said. "I'm very grateful that AMC and Scott and Robert have done such a good job of maintaining the vision of those original comics, because I think it's a really wonderful kind of metaphor for how we can all bind together in times of real struggle and real chaos. No matter where you're from, no matter what walk of life you come from, or whatever your background, your sexual orientation, we can all come together and find goodness in each other. I think it's great."

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.

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