Fans of The Walking Dead have been losing their minds since that cliffhanger season finale that left them wondering who died at the hands of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan.) In an interview with Pop Sugar, Michael Cudlitz, who plays Abraham on the series, may have let loose a huge spoiler in regards to who was killed. Many fans feel that he is one of the more likely candidates, as well as Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Daryl (Norman Reedus.) However, Cudlitz talked about a future with Abraham and Negan on The Walking Dead, and how he dodged a bullet — or actually an arrow — to outlast Abraham's fate in the comic book version.

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On dodging his Walking Dead comic book death

Cudlitz was dishing on how Dr. Denise (Merritt Wever) ended up getting his comic book death in The Walking Dead TV series when he added an afterthought that could be a huge spoiler. "Her death spurs on a whole bunch of other stuff," Cudlitz told Pop Sugar. "And then the audience knows that Abraham will continue for a while now. Now we get to see what a world with Negan and Abraham both in it will be like."

Whoa — Cudlitz just said that Abraham survives that cliffhanger, and Pop Sugar didn't call him out on it. After all the top secrecy surrounding that finale, this information seems to have come out a little too easily. Can Walking Dead fans trust it?

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Slip of the tongue, or crafty misdirection?

Everyone involved with The Walking Dead is notoriously tight-lipped about spoilers, with producers even taking legal action to try to curtail the release of critical plot points before they air on TV. Was this a careless slip of the tongue, or is this a clever way to mislead fans into thinking that Abraham lives, when in fact, maybe he is the one that Negan kills at the end of Season 6?

Abraham is one of two characters that many Walking Dead fans say they haven't seen much onset during the current filming schedule, along with Yeun, who plays Glenn. Most fans have already narrowed down the most likely victims to Abraham or Glenn, with most leaning towrd Glenn as the most likely casualty.

But with this new interview and this fresh piece of the puzzle dropped by Cudlitz, now many fans are going back to Abraham, believing this was an intentional way for producers to try to keep his death a secret.

If your head is spinning from so many spoiler theories, rest assured you'll finally get the answer come October 23, when The Walking Dead returns for Season 7.

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