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'The Walking Dead' actress will sing for epilepsy awareness in October

Apparently "The Walking Dead's" Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) wasn't the only one enthralled with Beth Greene's singing last season while the pair holed up in an abandoned house. Actress Emily Kinney -- who plays the character on the series -- will be doing an epilepsy awareness concert this fall, according to Tuesday's edition of NJ.com and the actress' announcement on her Twitter site.

Emily Kinney, who plays Beth on "The Walking Dead", will perform a concert for epilepsy awareness in October.
Photo by Rick Diamond

If you're wondering how one of the stars of one of the hottest shows on television found herself booked for a musical gig at a church in New Jersey, the idea came from "Walking Dead" fan Eric Miller, whose wife died in 2011 because of the disease. That put Miller on a mission to raise awareness about how deadly epilepsy can be, which causes approximately 50,000 deaths every year in the United States alone. Miller's wife, Carolina, died of a condition called sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP.

Miller has been reaching out to musicians and other entertainers to organize a series of events called Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness, and contacted Kinney's music agency to book her. Some of the talent that has appeared for these concerts include such well-known names as Rita Coolidge, Eric Clapton and The Young Dubliners.

While Miller is a fan of the show, he was also impressed with how the series handled its portrayal of seizures back in Season 2 when Carl (Chandler Riggs) suffered from seizures related to a gunshot wound and subsequent infection. Kinney's performance is bound to bring out plenty of fans of "The Walking Dead," but Miller's main goal is raising awareness of the disease and money

Kinney is scheduled to perform October 24 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ewing, New Jersey, and tickets cost $20 in advance and $24 the day of the show. Other artists performing that night include Chris Barron of Spin Doctors, Dan Reed and Sofia Nicole.