Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) - The Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/
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The Walking Dead writer and creator Robert Kirkman has a hobby of faking people out. In the fan letters column at the end of every month's new comic book issue, he's been known to tease deaths that never come to pass—and to damn characters who end up living.

Now he's at a new level, telling a Hawaii Comic Con crowd exactly whose deaths he's got "planned," all to satisfy a young fan plainly asking, "Can you list all the people who will die in The Walking Dead?" 

Potential TWD TV show spoilers ahead, one definite TWD book spoiler ahead!

Here's Kirkman's immediate, probably at least partially bullshit answer to the bold question: "Rick, Carl, Michonne. In the show, Daryl Dixon, eventually. Abraham, Rosita. Rosita's already dead in the comics. Eugene. Jesus. Good question." Kirkman, who launched his comic in 2003, previously said "they all die eventually."

Next, preview the Universal Studios Walking Dead attraction and reflect on the series' recently published landmark 150th issue.