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The Walking Dead Stuntman Dies After 20-Foot Fall On Set
A stuntman on the popular zombie series The Walking Dead, has passed away after suffering a severe head injury on set.
According to DailyMail, 33-year-old John Bernecker died in an Atlanta hospital Wednesday after being removed from his ventilator while surrounded by his family and friends.
While rehearsing a fight sequence, Bernecker lost his balance and fell and hitting his head, the coroner says that he suffered from a swollen brain.
John’s girlfriend, Jennifer, appeared to be angry that he wasn’t being cared for properly in an emotional Facebook post:
“John deserves to be seen by every neorusurgeon [sic] and doctor there is until one of them sees the life we all know he has in him and bring him back to us… THIS ISNT FAIR.”
AMC released a statement regarding John’s accident:
‘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.’
Bernecker had previously performed stunts in film such as 22 Jump Street, Game Night, Black Panther, 24: Legacy, Claws, and K.C. Undercover.
Thoughts and prayers go out his family, friends and TWD family.