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Irma Horvath (née unknown) is a character mentioned in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is the late wife of Dale Horvath.


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Irma was married to Dale for several decades. Early in their marriage, they had attempted to have a baby, but it ultimately miscarried, which discouraged them to not try again.

Later in life, Irma developed cancer. Despite Dale bringing her to several doctors, she had already accepted the disease and her eventual death. Once Dale retired from his job, he planned on traveling with Irma across the country in a new RV he bought, but she died before that could happen, which devastated him. After her death, Dale carved Irma's name onto his recreational vehicle.


Season 1


When Dale tries to comfort Andrea as she cradles her dead sister's body, he reveals to her that he lost Irma due to cancer. After all the surgeries and the chemotherapy, she came to terms with her cancer and accepted her eventual death, which angered him.

Season 2


Dale talks to Lori Grimes on how he and Irma tried to have a baby. During her pregnancy, she could not stand the smell of meat, and after Thanksgiving, she made Dale clear out the smell from their house. Irma ultimately miscarried, which led them to not try again.


Killed By
  • Cancer (Pre-Apocalypse)

Sometime before the outbreak, Irma developed cancer. After attempting many surgeries and chemotherapy, she finally accepted her disease and passed away.