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The answer to that controversial death on The Walking Dead is 'right around the corner'

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Despite another week of a major actor's name being left out of The Walking Dead's opening credits, cast members and fans caught up with the series are holding out hope his character isn't actually dead.

According to another star on the show, audiences won't have to wait much longer to know for sure.

SPOILER ALERT: Everything from here down names the character who is dead and discusses major plot points in the series.

"The showrunner and writers are not planning on keeping the audience in suspense the entire season," Ross Marquand (who plays Aaron) told ComicBook.com. "The answer is right around the corner."

It's been two weeks since Glenn, the popular character portrayed by Steven Yeun, was apparently killed off during a vicious zombie attack. Glenn was one of the few characters who had managed to survive the first five seasons of the show. However, fans were quick to point out that since his death wasn't explicitly shown on camera, there's a good chance he's still alive and showrunner Scott Gimple was just trolling the audience by taking Yeun's name out of the opening credits.

Various cast members are in the same boat, acknowledging that it's hard for their characters to accept Glenn's death. Speaking about a particular dramatic scene in last night's episode, Marquand said that characters like Aaron and Lauren Cohan's Maggie (Glenn's wife) are eternal optimists who need a larger body of proof that the character is gone before they can believe it.

"They're not going to give up just because the general theory is that they've passed," Marquand said.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohan offered the same sentiment, adding that her character's relationship with Glenn has always righted itself out in the end, and she has to believe that it will this time around, too.

"I think that belief that as long as they have each other, things will be fine. So it's a refusal to acknowledge otherwise at this point," she said.

While neither actor could give a concrete answer as to what Glenn's fate would be, it looks like fans won't have to wait too much longer to see Yeun again.

When asked about reports that Yeun was seen hanging around on set, Cohan surreptitiously replied that they were shooting flashbacks that Yeun would be a part of.

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

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