Kim Dickens on Game-Changing 'Fear the Walking Dead' Midseason Finale

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[SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead.]

Fear the Walking Dead star Kim Dickens thanked fans Sunday following her "sad" exit from the AMC series.

The 52-year-old actress, who played Madison Clark, reacted after her character was cornered by walkers during the midseason finale.

"It's so sad," she said during the Talking Dead after-show. "Madison has been an incredible character to play. I feel like I worked my whole career to get to this point to play her. It's been an honor."

'Fear the Walking Dead': We Finally Know Madison's Fate (RECAP)

'Fear the Walking Dead': We Finally Know Madison's Fate (RECAP)

Kim Dickens' character's fate was revealed in a midseason finale that was fiery — both literally and emotionally.

Dickens said she was "heartbroken" and "devastated" after learning Madison would die in Season 4. The character was last seen in a baseball stadium after luring a horde away from her daughter and loved ones.

"As Kim the actor, I thought, I feel I would cry during this scene, but you realize the mother in this scene would impart through subtext, 'I'm okay. Don't worry about me. I'm okay. I love you,'" Dickens said. "She was strong for her daughter."

A 'Fear The Walking Dead' Mystery: Could Madison Still Be Alive?

A 'Fear The Walking Dead' Mystery: Could Madison Still Be Alive?

A few ways the leader of the Clark clan might have slipped through the clutches of those flaming hot walkers.

Dickens sent love to fans in an Instagram post Sunday.

"It's been an honor to play such a strong, badass, empowered, fierce leader. I'll miss playing Madison Clark but she will always be with me (because it's me). Thank y'all for watching," she wrote, adding several heart emojis.

Fear the Walking Dead co-stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace and Colman Domingo. The show will return in the fall.

By Annie Martin

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.