Even though two major protagonists were killed off in the midseason 7 final for The Walking Dead, it has been the abrupt death of Saviors henchman Fat Joey that has really shaken most fans to the core. As things stand, his body has been left at the Sanctuary and Negan is on his way back. That means he is going to see Fat Joey’s smashed-in head for himself—right when he realizes that Fat Joey’s killer Daryl Dixon also managed to escape.
Recently ComicBook.com interviewed Fat Joey’s actor, Joshua Hoover, who had this to tease about Negan’s reaction:
“He’s definitely gonna be upset. He might be vengeful. I don’t know all that happens but I know that he has some few choice words to say about it.”
Negan doesn’t interact a whole lot with most of the Saviors, but had a fair few scenes with Fat Joey, suggesting that Fat Joey probably meant more to him than most of them. Hoover adds, “I felt lucky to have a lot of screen time with Negan and do the scenes that we had.”
Fat Joey, you will be missed by fans as much as by Negan.