Posted by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
A former Georgia firefighter who left public service to become an actor and was featured in “The Walking Dead,” among other TV shows, died Saturday at the age of 48 after a battle with cancer, Fox News reports.
The death of Dango Nguyen was announced on the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Facebook account.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our former firefighters. Dango Nguyen passed away early this morning after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Dango was a member of our department for almost 20 years.
Dango was a sergeant with our department when he left to pursue a career in the entertainment industry and other interests. But, once you’re a firefighter, you’re always part of our family. And Dango was a very well known member of our family.
He will always be remembered for his physical and mental strength. He was an aggressive and tenacious firefighter and first responder. He was also an excellent fire officer. He carried out his service to our community with a high level of pride in his craft, as well as a competitive spirit that made everyone else that he worked with better too.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Michelle, his family, and all of his friends. He touched many lives. We will all remember his quick wit, high energy, and unwavering determination. We all aspire to be “Dango Strong”.
It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our former firefighters. Dango Nguyen passed away early…
Nguyen’s credits included “Meet the Browns,” “Banshee” and “The Walking Dead,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. In the zombie thriller, he played a bodyguard for The Governor, the villain in the show’s third season.
Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service and for the good times entertaining us.
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