'Walking Dead' stuntman dies after fall on set in Georgia

17 July, 2017, 12:10 | Author: Benny Bass
  • John Bernecker

Austin Amelio, who plays Dwight, said that Bernecker was nervous about the jump and had never done a fall from that height before.

"The actor's The Walking Dead co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, and Tom Payne also added tributes on Friday, as did Twilight actor Kellan Lutz, who tweeted: "#JohnBernecker was one of the best most talented stuntmen I have ever been blessed to work with.

The "Walking Dead" family suffered a tragedy Wednesday after stuntman John Bernecker died following an on-set accident.

AMC said in a statement circulated among U.S. media outlets that it was temporarily shutting down production of the hit show, which is filmed in Georgia. Bernedecker also did stunts in Logan, The Fate Of The Furious, The Hunger Games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Olympus Has Fallen, Goosebumps, Get Out and Black Panther.

"This tragic and untimely loss of a member of the SAG-AFTRA family is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with his loved ones and his friends and colleagues in the Georgia production community", it said.

Bernecker's girlfriend Jennifer Cocker is reportedly upset with The Walking Dead production, and told TMZ: "Sets need to be safer".

A tragedy happened this week on the filming of the series the Walking Dead.

Earlier reports revealed the stuntman was immediately transported to Atlanta Medical Hospital after he suffered a fall while filming in Georgia.

Bernecker was a member of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) which promised to investigate the incident. Their statement added, "We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John's family, friends, and colleagues during this extremely hard time".

'Love, respect, and condolences to johns family, and friends.


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