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The Walking Dead showrunner on whether or not that character is actually dead

Last night, Walking Dead fans took to Twitter to express their shock and outrage over a beloved character allegedly being killed off.

The death sparked heated debates online directly following the episode's airing, with multiple fans and critics arguing that the character, in fact, wasn't dead.

In an attempt to clear up some mystery surrounding the death, The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple released a simple statement about what the future of the the show holds for said character.

Polygon understands that not everyone has seen the episode, so consider this your official spoiler warning for the rest of the article.

"Dear fans of The Walking Dead, this is a hard story to tell," Gimple wrote. "I know we should say something about it lest our silence say something we didn't to say or not say.

"In some way, we will see Glenn (Steven Yeun), some version of Glenn or some parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story to help complete the story."

There you have it. Fans can rest a little easier knowing that one of the five remaining original characters from the first season will continue to make an appearance as the season continues.

In the shocking episode, Glenn was killed while trapped by a hoarde of zombies. However, in the original comic penned by Robert Kirkman, Glenn isn't killed until much later in the series.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.