Walking Dead Stuntman John Bernecker Killed in Stunt Gone Wrong

The Walking Dead was filming its eighth season when the tragedy happened

Production on season eight of The Walking Dead has temporarily shut down in the wake of the accident, believed to be the first fatal accident related to a stunt in almost two decades.

Austin Amelio, who plays Dwight, said that Bernecker was nervous about the jump and had never done a fall from that height before.

Bernecker suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was flown from the scene to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Hawk said.

After the tragic incident, representatives from the network and hit show extended their condolences to the bereaved family of the stuntman.

A veteran stuntman died this week from injuries sustained when he fell from a height of 20 feet to a concrete floor on a production set for the AMC horror series "The Walking Dead", a Georgia coroner said on Friday (local time).

On Wednesday, July 12, AMC halted production on the new season after Bernecker was seriously injured on set.

Bernecker's family will reportedly let John save lives as an organ donor.

"The Walking Dead" showrunner Scott Gimple remembered Bernecker for his contributions in the industry.

SAG-AFTRA, a labour union, has already launched an investigation of the safety on The Walking Dead set.

Bernecker's IMDb page shows he has worked on several blockbuster movies, including "Logan" and "Fantastic Four". Their statement added, "We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John's family, friends, and colleagues during this extremely hard time".

"The production team of "#The Walking Dead" said they are "deeply saddened" by the loss of a family member, while AMC extended their thoughts and prayers to Bernecker's love ones in this hard time. "Please send prayers to his family and friends".

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