Earlier this month, AMC released a special tribute video honoring David Morrissey's deceased character The Governor on The Walking Dead. This villainous dictator met his demise in the mid-season finale, "Too Far Gone"...

But is he really dead?

When asked if The Governor is gone forever, the actor gave a surprisingly cryptic response in a recent interview.

"Something happened to him. I feel like a shady politician where I can't confirm and I can't deny anything. Certainly, bad things befell him at the end of the last episode but we just have to wait and see."

Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has previously confirmed that The Governor is dead, with a headshot that ensured he won't come back as a walker. However, previously-deceased characters have found their way back into the show, with Sarah Wayne Callies' Lori appearing to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in his delusional visions. It's possible that the character will come back in the form of a flashback, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

The actor also talked about The Walking Dead's immense fan base, and how grateful he is to be a part of the hit series.

"The Walking Dead really has introduced me to a massive fanbase all over the world. It's one of the biggest shows on TV. My fan base in America has really grown, and I love that -- they're very vocal fans, and amazing and I find it so heart-warming to be amongst them -- even though they boo me because I'm the villain! But that means I'm doing a good job. It's a show that really does punch large and I'm very proud to be associated with [it]. I love being on The Walking Dead, I love playing The Governor and it's given me such a great connection with the public."

The Walking Dead returns with the second half of Season 4 on Sunday, February 9 at 9 PM ET on AMC.