The Walking Dead Fans' Reactions to the Latest Death Will Break Your Heart

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Walking Dead.]

Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, "Some Guy," contained the show's most devastating death since Glenn when Shiva the tiger, King Ezekiel's (Khary Payton) beloved big cat companion, was killed by a herd of walkers while saving Zeke's life.

Shiva didn't have a lot of screen time and had zero lines during her tenure on the show. She wasn't even a real tiger; she was PETA-pleasing CGI. But she made a big impact thanks to her unforgettable saves-the-day moment in the Season 7 finale (easily the most exciting moment of that bummer of a season) and the fact that, y'know, she's a friggin' tiger who somehow can tell the difference between friendlies and hostiles.

But now she's gone, and her absence will be felt. In the show, her death -- along with the massacre of Kingdommers at the hands of the Saviors -- will be hugely demoralizing. Ezekiel might even renounce his crown. Without his tiger and his followers, he's just "some guy." And for the fans, Shiva's death makes the show a much sadder place too. Shiva lovers were shedding tears on social media after the tiger sacrificed herself to save her master.

It made some fans hold their real-life pets tighter.

This one is probably a joke, but it's a joke that comes from a place of love.

RIP Shiva!

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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2 days ago

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Nov 16, 2017
Shiva or not, the show's dead with lazy writing and plots. So many times many deaths from the home team could have had survived and triumph but the plot keeps dragging and lagging in stupid decisions. I call its time of death and christened it The Dragging Dead. Boring....zzzzz. Even though Shiva was CGI, it garnered more reaction than the characters; sure says a lot about where this garbage is going.
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3 days ago
We call it "the boring dead" and I agree entirely. We are talking about people who constantly 1-shot zombies (sorry... "walkers") in the head, yet somehow are incapable of simply sniping and killing Neegan even though he walks around freely all the freaking time.

The only they do try to take him out, they miss... Talk about convenient.

At least with the Governor, he was in another town entirely that they couldn't get into.
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18 hours ago
I'm not watching anymore after seeing another BS in the last episode where Rick and Daryl fought viciously over disagreements to blow up the sanctuary. Seriously, fighting between these 2 in the midst of a life and death mission? Enough is enough. Some things MUST be discarded post expiration date. Keep walking TWD, me and Shiva is taking a Christmas holiday away and we are NOT coming back ! Booyah !:)
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Nov 14, 2017
It was probably done to save some money.
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Nov 13, 2017
so why kill the tiger?, did it had to die?
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Nov 13, 2017
so why kill the tiger?, did it had to die?
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Nov 13, 2017
so why kill the tiger?, did it had to die?
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Nov 13, 2017
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Nov 13, 2017
RIP, Shiva. :( Will we see a zombie tiger soon?
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3 days ago
I don't recall the show ever showing zombie animals. Animals must be immune to the virus.
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Nov 13, 2017
I can see PETA getting upset about this.

They'd probably file a lawsuit against AMC. Buncha wackos, man. XD
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Nov 13, 2017
Wait a minute, the tiger wasn't real?
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Nov 13, 2017
You people are ridiculous........it’s just an animal, a fake one at that, and you’re all acting like it was a major character on the show dying......
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Nov 14, 2017
Sadly, it was better than most of the characters.
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