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This article is about Negan's wife. You may be looking for her Comic Series counterpart. For other pages with the same name, see: Lucille

"My first wife was a real wife. My only real wife. Till death did us part. It was before this. I lied to her, I screwed around with her... And she was sick... And when she went.. When she went it was during this... I couldn't put her down... That is how I was weak."
Negan telling Gabriel about Lucille.[src]

Lucille Smith (née unknown) is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is the former wife of Negan Smith.



Lucille lived in Virginia prior to the outbreak and was best friends with a woman named Janine. When she was young, Lucille met a man named Negan Smith, a local high school gym teacher. Despite his reckless and immature nature, she fell in love with Negan and later married him. Among their similar interests were being fans of the country musician Half Moon, heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and singer Joe Cocker - with his song You Are So Beautiful being their favorite. Although they desired to have a child together they never managed to start a family.[1] Lucille and Negan frequented at a local bar, which contained a jukebox that had the song "You Are So Beautiful". While playing one night, a drunken patron became loud and distracting, ruining their song. Lucille asked the man to keep it down and asked for fifty cents to play it again. The man was rude to Lucille, causing Negan to go berserk and assault him nearly to death. He then took $1 from the man's wallet and played their song twice until the police arrested him. The man, however, was a parent to a couple of teenagers attending Negan's high school - and was thus fired from his position. Negan was charged with misdemeanor assault and sentenced to probation and was sued by the man. Due to being unemployed, Lucille had to pay for the man's medical bills. Despite this ordeal, Lucille defended Negan's actions.

Over time however, Negan gradually became depressed with losing his job he loved. In the fall of 2010, Negan refused to go back to college and find another career, and instead went spree shopping on video games and other luxuries they couldn't afford. Often times, he would play Gears of War 2 in his basement with young kids online and while being verbally obscene. Lucille then discovered Negan had spent $600 on a leather jacket - causing a fight between them. Unable to return it because Negan threw the receipt away, Lucille hid it in the crawl space. At dinner, Lucille asked Negan to take her to the doctor for an MRI the next day, but lied and said he was meeting with the probation officer. Lucille went to the doctor the next day and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. When asked if she could have someone drive her home, she attempted to call Negan and then Janine, both went straight to voicemail. Lucille then called Negan's probation officer and discovered their meeting wasn't for another two weeks. Looking at her call history, she realized Negan was having an affair with Janine. Lucille decided to drive herself home. In her heartbreak, she turned the radio station onto Iron Maiden after hearing reports of the Wildfire Virus on the radio. That night, Lucille was waiting for Negan with a loaded gun. Instead of killing him, she gave him informational pamphlets and revealed she had cancer. Negan immediately broke it off with Janine and devoted his time to Lucille. The doctors revealed a chemotherapy treatment for Lucille that would hopefully clear her through the cancer.



Shortly after receiving her cancer diagnosis, the Wildfire Virus went global, causing the collapse of modern civilization. Negan and Lucille boarded up their home, installed an exterior generator, and relocated into the basement. Using the calendar the doctor gave them, Negan began to scavenge for chemo and taught himself how to administer it in Lucille. A caravan of marauding doctors occasionally came through to supply Negan with the chemo. Seven months into the outbreak, with only a few chemo treatments left, the generator attracted a Walker. He turned the generator off in order to make the Walker lose interest, forgoing him and Lucille watching a James Bond movie while she received her chemo. Negan attempted to read Pride and Prejudice to Lucille instead, but disliked the book - prompting Negan to deal with the Walker. With Negan unable to kill it, Lucille shot it with their lost bullet. Negan went scavenging for gasoline and supplies, and found a stash of marijuana to help with her nausea. Lucille feared that living in isolation was too dangerous and that they needed to move and find people. Negan argued that the outside was too dangerous for them to travel in her condition, and that when her treatment was over they could go out. With the generator off, Negan cuddled Lucille at night to keep her warm while singing their song, "You Are So Beautiful."

The next day, they tried on Lucille's wigs and played darts while she received her chemo. That night, the generator attracted another walker. Lucille, preparing dinner, assured Negan that it was okay to kill them, but Negan feared that he would get used to it and instead turned off the generator. After eating cooked dog food for dinner, Lucille surprised Negan with the leather jacket they fought about before the apocalypse as an impromptu anniversary gift and apologized for fighting about it. Negan insisted that he was a bad husband, but Lucille assured him that she always saw the best of him and stuck around for that reason. They then smoked the pot and had sex that night. However, Negan forgot to turn the generator back on before falling asleep, causing the chemo to get ruined. While trying to figure out where to find more chemo, Lucille revealed to him that she knew about the affair with Janine, and that she forgives him because he made up for it in the past seven months. With Lucille accepting of her death, she asked Negan to just stay home with her in her last months. Negan refused and set out to find more supplies. Between having no hope of recovering from her cancer and wanting to save her husband by setting him free of his responsibilities, Lucille decided to kill herself. She wrote a note on the door asking Negan to not leave her as a walker. Lucille then ingested an overdose of medication, tied a plastic bag around her head, and cuffed her left hand to the bed. She died and later reanimated.

Meanwhile, for six weeks, Negan searched for marauding doctors for supplies. During this time, he broke his hammer using it against a walker. He then used his empty gun for show. Low on energy, he finally found the marauding doctors, Franklin and his daughter, Laura and attempted to rob them. Laura, however, knocked him out with a wooden baseball bat. Franklin handcuffed him in the medical trailer and treated his fatigue, while Laura went to their warehouse to find the supplies on Negan's list. Franklin and Laura then supplied Negan with the chemo and sent him on his way, with Laura giving him her wooden baseball bat. Three days later, however, on his way back, he was captured by a gang calling themselves Valak's Vipers and taken to a roadhouse. Their leader, Craven, then tortured Negan looking for information on the source of the chemo. He tried to distract Craven with his life story while he unscrewed the screw on the chair he was tied to. Craven, however, got impatient and threatened to kill him, and by extension Lucille. Negan begrudgingly revealed the doctors' location. After acquiring Franklin, Laura, and their medical trailer Negan was released with his chemo. Negan returned home, but discovered that Lucille had killed herself. Grief-stricken, Negan was unable to put her down. Negan went outside and took the barbed-wire from his fence and wrapped it around the wooden baseball bat Laura gave him. He then doused Lucille and the house in gasoline and set the place on fire. Negan returned to the roadhouse and rescued Franklin and Laura, from the biker gang and eventually named his baseball bat "Lucille" in honor of his late wife.

Season 8

"The Big Scary U"

Negan Smith tells Gabriel Stokes about Lucille, calling her his one, true wife that existed before the outbreak. Negan admits his sins in cheating on Lucille and how he couldn't bring himself to kill her after she reanimated. With tears in his eyes, Negan calls his inability to kill the reanimated Lucille his one weakness.

"Still Gotta Mean Something"

Negan tells Anne about how he named his bat after Lucille. Lucille gave him the strength to go on in the world when it fell apart, so the bat is a symbolic extension of her, as the bat gives Negan strength to carry on.

Season 9

"The Obliged"

Negan mentions Lucille when talking to Michonne, saying he's glad she doesn't have to see him in his cell and calling her an angel. Negan says that she deserved better than what she got. When asked by Michonne, Negan reveals that she died of cancer. Negan says that he and Lucille would have loved to have a child, one like Carl. He says that Lucille wasn't made for the apocalypse and calls her weak, and that part of him was relieved when she died, claiming it made him "not weak".

"What Comes After"

Negan begs Maggie to kill him so that he can be with Lucille, though she refuses to do so.

Season 10

"Walk With Us"

Negan tells Alpha about Lucille and her death from pancreatic cancer. Negan clearly still loves Lucille, stating that the cancer put a lot of things into perspective for him. After Lucille died, Negan stopped really feeling anything, but he recognizes that Alpha is only pretending not to feel. Alpha tells Negan that Lucille died of the cancer because it was what nature intended and that Lucille could not take Negan with her, but Negan lived every day wishing she could've.

"Here's Negan"

Negan reflects on his life before and during the outbreak when Lucille was still alive after recovering his bat. Her life and their relationship on the outset of the outbreak and months after is revealed through flashbacks. After his bat breaks, Negan finally says a proper goodbye to his wife and burns Lucille, apologizing for, amongst other things naming "a stupid baseball bat" after her.


Killed By
  • Herself (Suicide, Alive)

Lucille developed pancreatic cancer shortly before the apocalypse. After losing the last of her chemo that would have possibly cleared her cancer, she accepted her death. Negan, however, vowed to find more. Lucille, between losing hope of beating her cancer and wanting to set Negan free in order to save him, chose to commit suicide the day he left. She ingested several bottles of pills before handcuffing one hand to the bed frame and tying a plastic bag around her head for her to suffocate. She had also written a message on the door begging Negan not to leave her in that state when he finds her.

After finding his reanimated wife, a heartbroken Negan burned down the house with her in it.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Lucille has killed:

  • Herself (Suicide, Alive)
  • Numerous counts of zombies


TV Series

Season 10


Other Actresses

International Dubbers
Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech N/A N/A
French Julie Dumas Dawn Lerner
German N/A N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian N/A N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Portuguese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) Soledad Montes de Oca N/A
Spanish (Spain) N/A N/A


TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithR.J.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiMirandaLouisElizaAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoMr. Gilbert
Center for Disease Control EdwinCandace
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCoxCallaway
Greene Family Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanettePhilipMrs. RichardsMs. McLeodMartinezShumpertMr. JacobsonKarenMr. RichardsOwenErynGregMiltonDr. StevensRowanEileenMrs. FosterBettyEmilyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Prison Newcomers LukeMollyBobLizzieMikaJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharliePatrickChloeZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabriel
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronBarbaraScottKyleSocorroVincentHeathNoraMrs. RobinsonAlexJenWayneCherylEnidRussBobBruceTobinAnnaMikeyFrancineKent SpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaLucyRonJessieSamMayaDavidBetsyNicholasAnnieWillTommySturgessBarnesNatalieStacyMichaelJefferyRichardsHollySamanthaBobbyCharlyneO'HaraDineshDanErinAdrianParkShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganGracieSherryDwightAmberTanyaGinaQuanAldenPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnMarcusJonahAliceLauraBrandonFrankieD.J.RichieRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeMarkZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanJiroMilesPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony BertieMarcoHershelKalEduardoBriannaTroyRoyGageOscarEarlPennyFelixAdelineRodneyTammy RoseCasperMartinMilesHildePaulGregoryKennethStephanieCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneNabilaEzraAliyahMariamJoshuaJennyWilliamHenryDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieRachelJulesBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoBernie
The Whisperers LydiaAdamKeithBetaAlphaRufusMaryDanteFrancesZionRasmusSeanHelen
Baltimore CyrusAmandaLamarFrankRoseMatias
The Highwaymen AlfredMargoAlekOzzy
Jocelyn's Group WinnieP.J.GinaLinusMitchellJocelyn
Bloodsworth Island VirgilLucyCelesteJeremiahLisa
The Wardens ElijahTeresaAgathaDuncanColeMayaAinsleyGusBillyJenFrost
The Reapers LeahFisherWashingtonBooneAustinBrandonManceaPopeDeaverAnchetaPowellPaulBossieMichaelNichollsMontanioMatthew
Mays Family Mr. MaysMaysMrs. Mays
The Commonwealth StephanieLivitsGarciaClarkEvansMercerSorsensenZellVazquezStephanieLanceElaineCharlesTomichiKaseyJohnKaylaSebastianMarcusPamela
Valak's Vipers Craven
Miscellaneous Survivors JuanitaWilhelmAidenBaileyFranklinTomJesseSiddiqMiloAmeliaLeslieEastmanSamChristopherAnaLucilleMrs. BlakeClara
Animals DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameVioletHunter
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneSummerHannahEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.