The Walking Dead Stuntman Dead After ‘Serious’ on-set Injury

John Bernecker, a stuntman on The Walking Dead, died after sustaining “serious injuries” on the set of the AMC drama, the Coweta County Coroner’s Office in Georgia confirmed to EW. He was 33.

The incident occurred on location in Atlanta during production on season 8. According to various reports, Bernecker fell more than 20 feet and hit the concrete below. AMC released a statement yesterday explaining Bernecker was rushed to a hospital as production was temporarily halted.

The coroner told EW he was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday, July 12 after succumbing to injuries from blunt force trauma.

Bernecker performed stunt work on numerous films over the past few years, including more recently on Marvel’s Black PantherRampageThe Fate of the FuriousLogan, and Get Out.

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