Entertainment 'The Walking Dead' Stuntman John Bernecker Dies After Fall

17:07  14 july  2017
17:07  14 july  2017 Source:   Gossip Cop

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John Bernecker , a vetted stuntman in the industry, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday after he fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor. The incident happened on The Walking Dead ’s set down in Georgia

John Bernecker — The Walking Dead stuntman who was hospitalized after sustaining “serious injuries” on the AMC drama’s Georgia set — has died , the Coweta County Coroner’s Office in Georgia confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.

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John Bernecker, “The Walking Dead” stuntman who fell off a balcony on the set this week, has died. He was 33.

Bernecker was at the hit AMC show’s studio in Georgia when the tragic incident occurred. It’s unclear if cameras were rolling or what caused the fall, but the professional stunt artist tumbled 25 feet to the ground, which was reportedly made from concrete. He was bleeding from his head and nose when he landed, and, according to a 911 call, was barely conscious.

Bernecker was airlifted at Atlanta Medical Center, where it was determined he was in grave condition. He was put on a ventilator, and medical tests showed significant swelling in his brain. On Thursday, family made the decision to remove him from life support, and he died that night. By his side was Bernecker’s girlfriend, Jennifer Cocker, who also works on “The Walking Dead” as a stunt woman.

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AMC’s “ The Walking Dead ” has temporarily halted production after a stuntman was seriously injured in a fall while working on the show’s set in Georgia. First reported by Deadline, John Bernecker was medevaced to Atlanta Medical Center and is being treated in intensive care.

A stuntman on the eighth season of The Walking Dead has died after he reportedly plunged more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor. Stuntman John Bernecker suffered serious head injuries when he fell onto a concrete floor during filming on Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Bernecker’s other credits, according to IMDB, include such high-profile films as the upcoming Black Panther, as well as this year’s hit movies, The Fate Of The Furious and Logan. Additional projects include The Hunger Games franchise and 22 Jump Street. He also worked on a variety of television programs, from “The Vampire Diaries” to “K.C. Undercover.”

Following the accident, production on “The Walking Dead” was shut down. It is unclear when shooting will resume. The beloved zombie drama is currently in the midst of filming its eighth season.

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