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Chandler Riggs cuts long hair after character’s fatal bite

By Paul Chavez For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:13 EST, 17 December 2017 | Updated: 21:17 EST, 17 December 2017

Chandler Riggs tried out a new look after his character Carl Grimes suffered a fatal walker bite on The Walking Dead.

The 18-year-old actor had been sporting shoulder-length hair much like his character in the comic books that inspire the hit AMC show.

Chandler took to social media on Saturday and shared his fresh short haircut.

New look: Chandler Riggs took to social media on Saturday to share his new haircut after his long-haired character Carl Grimes suffered a fatal walker bite on The Walking Dead

New look: Chandler Riggs took to social media on Saturday to share his new haircut after his long-haired character Carl Grimes suffered a fatal walker bite on The Walking Dead

He also wrote for his 1.6 million followers on Twitter: 'new hair who dis'.

Chandler later tweeted: 'i feel so exposed like a naked mole rat or something'.

It was revealed during the mid-season finale earlier this month that Carl had been bitten by a walker.

Chandler has been playing the son of former sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes since The Walking Dead premiered on AMC on October 31, 2010.

Shoulder length: The 18-year-old actor is shown in a season seven still as long-haired CarlShoulder length: The 18-year-old actor is shown in a season seven still as long-haired Carl

Shoulder length: The 18-year-old actor is shown in a season seven still as long-haired Carl

Carl's pending demise was unexpected as the character remains alive in the ongoing comic books that inspire the show.

The Walking Dead will return from its mid-season hiatus on February 25, 2018.

Chandler was born in Atlanta and was cast to play Carl at age 10.

Child actor: Chandler is shown in October 2010 at the series premiere in HollywoodChild actor: Chandler is shown in October 2010 at the series premiere in Hollywood

Child actor: Chandler is shown in October 2010 at the series premiere in Hollywood

It was rumored in December 2016 that Chandler was set to leave the show after receiving an offer to attend Auburn University in Alabama.

Andrew Lincoln, 44, who play's Carl's father Rick, also was an original cast member of the show and remains a fixture on the popular series.

Rick and girlfriend Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, discovered at the end of the midseason finale that Carl was bitten.

Fan favorite: Social media lit up after viewers learned that Carl had been bitten by a walker signaling the imminent departure of Chandler, shown in October in LA, from the seriesFan favorite: Social media lit up after viewers learned that Carl had been bitten by a walker signaling the imminent departure of Chandler, shown in October in LA, from the series

Fan favorite: Social media lit up after viewers learned that Carl had been bitten by a walker signaling the imminent departure of Chandler, shown in October in LA, from the series

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