The Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker dies after falling 20 feet and suffering tragic injury on set
A stuntman on The Walking Dead has died after a tragic injury on the set.
John Bernecker suffered terrible injuries when he fell more than 20 feet and landed on concrete.
It happened on Wednesday and he was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center, where he later died.
Richard Hawk, a coroner for the Coweta County Coroner’s Office told Fox 5 Atlanta that the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
Bernecker was an experienced and skilled stuntman with a long list of movie credits.
And his friends described him as one of the best in the business.
Stuntwoman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard said: “Very skilled, he knew his stuff because he helped me with camera angles where to hit and punch if the cameras were in a certain spot.”
Stuntman Diego Ward added: “People don’t think about the stunt guys until something like this happens, but there are a lot of risks with the job.”
Production was halted on The Walking Dead after Bernecker was seriously injured in an accident on the show’s set in Atlanta.
“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 had said in a statement.
Bernecker was a veteran stunt performer and fight choreographer. According to his IMDB page, he has worked on projects such as Olympus Has Fallen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, and Logan among many others.
He is also listed as having worked on upcoming films like Marvel’s Black Panther and Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage.
He also worked as an actor in several films, appearing in bit parts Logan, The Last Witch Hunter, Goosebumps, and an episode of Season 1 of True Detective.
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