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The Walking Dead - Season 8 - Stuntman Dies after Accident - Production Shut Down


After suffering an injury on the set of The Walking Dead, stuntman Jon Bernecker has died.

News broke in the early afternoon that Bernecker had suffered a serious fall of 30 feet onto a concrete floor below. He was immediately taken to Atlanta Medical Center and rushed to intensive care. The news of his death was first reported by Comicbook.com and confirmed with the medical examiner by TMZ. He succumbed to head injuries from the fall.

According to TMZ, Bernecker passed Wednesday while surrounded by friends and family including his girlfriend, who is also a stunt performer on the show. He was 33.

AMC released a statement to Deadline after news of the accident broke: "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. 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."