'Walking Dead' stuntman gravely injured in 'tragic' set accident


Sadly, the set was home to a real injury on Wednesday, when a stuntman reportedly fell roughly 30 feet onto a concrete floor.

The Walking Dead Season 8 is now in production in Atlanta, Georgia.

The injuries Bernecker suffered were said to be head injuries resulting from the fall.

Production for AMC's "The Walking Dead" Season 8 temporarily halted after one of their stuntmen, John Bernecker, suffered a serious injury on set. A source by Deadline confirms that Bernecker is indeed in Atlanta Medical Center and is brain dead as of this moment. He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production. "Our thoughts and prayer are with the performer and his family".

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union, who John was a member of, said they are investigating what happened.

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According to TheHollywood Reporter, the stuntman's partner Jennifer Cocker posted on Facebook voicing distress about the accident. As always, the safety and security of our members and others on set is of crucial concern to us and we are focused on this in our investigation.

She apparently wrote about how her boyfriend deserves to be examined by every neurosurgeon "until one of them sees the life we all know he was in him and bring him back to us" also writing "THIS ISNT FAIR" (sic).

John Bernecker is known for his work on "Black Panther" (2018), "Logan" (2017), "Fantastic Four" (2015) and a number of other film productions, according to film website IMDb.

The Walking Dead Season 8 returns this October on AMC.