'The Walking Dead' Stuntman John Bernecker Dies After On-Set Accident

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John Bernecker

John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's The Walking Dead who was seriously injured on the show's Georgia set Wednesday night, has died from his injuries, various outlets including Variety are reporting. Bernecker was 33.

Variety confirmed with Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk that Bernecker died at Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday night of "blunt force trauma" due to a fall. He had fallen onto concrete from a 25-foot high balcony and suffered a head injury, according to a 911 call obtained by TMZ. AMC temporarily halted production on TWD following the accident.

Production Halted on 'The Walking Dead' After an Accident Seriously Injures Stuntman

Production Halted on 'The Walking Dead' After an Accident Seriously Injures Stuntman

Stuntman John Bernecker was transported by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital.

According to his IMDB page, Bernecker was involved with stuntwork for many film and TV projects besides The Walking Dead, including as a stunt double for Will Ferrell in Get Hard; in the recent Marvel movie Logan; Get OutThe Fate of the Furious; and in the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther, among many others. You can see some of his highlights in the stunt reel below:

He also worked on another AMC series, TURN: Washington's Spies, and TURN actor Samuel Roukin tweeted out a thread on Friday mourning Bernecker and praising his work:

Actors from The Walking Dead have also been tweeting out reactions to Bernecker's untimely passing.