‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman Dies After Falling On Set Of The Show

Ford Springer | Entertainment Reporter

A stuntman for “The Walking Dead” was pronounced dead Thursday night after suffering from injuries from 25-foot fall on Wednesday on the set of the hit AMC show in Georgia.

John Bernecker, who worked as a stuntman in Hollywood for almost 10 years, lost his footing while rehearsing a fight scene and fell off a balcony onto concrete about 25-feet below, according to TMZ. Bernecker suffered blunt force trauma from the fall and had to be airlifted to the hospital where he was placed on a ventilator.

The medical examiner revealed that the 33-year-old stuntman died in the hospital Thursday evening, TMZ reports. Bernecker was in the company of friends and family, including his longtime girlfriend who is a stuntwoman on the show, when his ventilator was turned off.

“The Walking Dead” stopped production after Bernecker’s fall on set.

“We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for ‘The Walking Dead’ and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set,” AMC said in a statement Thursday. “He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital, and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

Ford Springer

Entertainment Reporter


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