Stuntman died on 'Walking Dead' set - coroner


A coroner in Georgia confirmed Bernecker died of blunt force trauma in hospital in Atlanta after a fall on the set of the show.

Hollywood stuntman John Bernecker has died from injuries suffered after falling from a balcony this week on the set of "The Walking Dead", AMC's widely-acclaimed zombie series. He suffered grave injuries after falling over 20 feet from a balcony, according to USA publication The Hollywood Reporter.

AMC previously released a statement about the accident.

Bernecker appeared as a stuntman in a number of television shows and films, including The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay parts 1 and 2, and Logan, according to Variety and his page on IMDb, a website that profiles television and movie workers.

"The production team of "#The Walking Dead" said they are "deeply saddened" by the loss of a family member, while AMC extended their thoughts and prayers to Bernecker's love ones in this hard time. "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", AMC's statement read, while showrunner Scott Gimple also expressed his condolences. John's work on The Walking Dead and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations.

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SAG-AFTRA represents stunt professionals, and they're investigating the accident.

The 33-year-old died on Wednesday after an accident on the show's set in Senoia, near Atlanta, Georgia. "We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers".

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.

On Wednesday, #John Bernecker was removed from life support after he suffered from serious head injuries due to a 20-foot fall on the set.