“The Walking Dead” Halts Production After Stuntman Is Gravely Injured

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Production of “The Walking Dead” has stopped after a stuntman fell over 20 feet from a building and is reportedly on life support.

John Bernecker, a stuntman on the show, suffered a serious head injury Wednesday when he fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor on the show's Georgia set. He was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center and was in the ICU.

A spokesman for the show’s channel AMC said, "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’s resume includes recent work on ”24: Legacy,”” Get Out,”” The Fate of the Furious” and ”The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. ”

One outlet is reporting that Bernecker has passed away and a post on Cocker’s Facebook pageby someone representing the show also suggests he has died.Source: Hollywood Reporter

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