The Walking Dead Halts Production Due to On-Set Accident


EW reports that the hit AMC drama has officially halted production after stuntman John Bernecker was seriously injured on set.

Bernecker fell onto concrete from a 25-foot-high balcony and suffered a head injury, according to a 911 call obtained by TMZ.

AMC shut down production of the show at Raleigh Studio right after the fall happened. The Coweta County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death accidental, listing the cause as blunt force trauma. THIS ISNT FAIR." Bernecker has also done stunts for The Hunger Games: "Catching Fire, Logan, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: "Out of the Shadows.

As we reported previously, production on "The Walking Dead" was shut down after Bernecker's fall Wednesday afternoon.

I mourn today with the stunt community at the tragic loss of stuntman John Bernecker.

In a statement, a Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) spokesperson said the on-set accident was under investigation.

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"We have been informed of a serious injury to a SAG-AFTRA member on the set of The Walking Dead and are investigating the situation", union SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. AMC has suspended production on the series, which is now in the middle of shooting season 8, for an undetermined amount of time.

Our thoughts are with John Bernecker's loved ones and The Walking Dead family in the wake of this unthinkable tragedy.

Bernecker's IMDB page was quickly updated with news of his death and his image used on the site has spread across social media.

A stuntman on The Walking Dead was pronounced dead Thursday, one day after he was placed on life support following an on-set accident.

Bernecker's condition is still not known.