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Connecticut mayor cancels Halloween after 'Walking Dead' characters' untimely deaths

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The city's "Halloween on the Green" celebration, set for Saturday afternoon, appeared to still be on.

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WARNING: This post contains spoilers from the Season 7 premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead," which aired Sunday.

Politicians, they're just like us.

They, too, get angry when their favorite television characters are killed off unceremoniously and without mercy. But in Mayor Mark Boughton's case, he has the authority — or at least, thinks he does — to declare "90 days of mourning" on their behalf, and even to cancel a national holiday.

The Danbury, Connecticut, mayor is a huge fan of AMC's "The Walking Dead" — a television show where humans in a apocalyptic wasteland go around killing and being killed by zombies.

Boughton warned his 27,000 Twitter followers that he would be live-tweeting the show's Season 7 premiere on Sunday, and boy did he deliver.

During Sunday night's premiere, a couple of the show's fan-favorite characters met their untimely demise.

Luckily, Boughton was there to honor them properly.

First, he declared that Danbury Public Schools would start late so that fans would have time to recover from the show's outcome.

Then he planned a memorial service for the characters on the Danbury City Center Green.

Republican and Democratic presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be in attendance, he said.

Then, he cancelled Halloween.

The limits of executive power in Danbury remain unclear.

But as of press time, the city's "Halloween on the Green" celebration, set for Saturday afternoon, appeared to still be on.

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