'The Walking Dead' actor, former firefighter passes away after battle with cancer

(Source: Athens-Clarke County Fire Dept.)

(CNN/WDBJ) -- An actor in the popular television show, "The Walking Dead," has died.

On Saturday, Dango Nguyen, a former firefighter and actor died after a 'hard fought' battle with cancer.

After Nguyen worked at Georgia's Athens-Clarke County fire department for 20 years, he pursued his career in acting and appeared in several episodes of the third season of the Walking Dead.

Nguyen also appeared in two other TV shows including: "The Red Road" and "Banshee."