The Walking Dead actor Erik Jensen diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

Erik Jensen, known for his role as Dr. Steven Edwards in The Walking Dead Season 5, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer.

The CCO of the thriller series, Scott M. Gimple took to X, formerly Twitter, to announce the heartbreaking news alongside a link to his GoFundMe page.

“One of TWD’s own could use a little help. Erik Jensen, who played Dr. Steven Edwards in S5 was just diagnosed with cancer, and it’s a time of great uncertainty for him and his family. If you want to send something his way,” he wrote.

According to the GoFundMe page, Jensen survived a brain aneurysm “just a year and a half ago”.

Noting that Erik and his wife Jessica “are full-time freelance artists and live without the cushion that long-term commercial work can provide,” the website text explained the actor’s many health battles over the last few years “have put their family in an extremely precarious financial position.”

“They need a lot of help to make it through the next year, pay for treatment to fight his cancer, keep their home, and maintain some sort of stability for Sadie (their 13-year-old daughter).”

Appearing in Season 5, Jensen played the Grady Memorial doctor for whom Beth Greene briefly worked as an assistant.


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