Bernecker fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor, suffering a head injury that required him to be transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. Unsurprisingly, production for season eight of The Walking Dead was halted amid the fatal accident.
The filming of "The Walking Dead" season 8 has been suspended after a stuntman died on the set, but it does not seem to affect the show's premiere schedule. On Wednesday, John Bernecker, stunt man show has been a fall from a balcony, a fall of over 7 metres.
The "Walking Dead" family suffered a tragedy Wednesday after stuntman John Bernecker died following an on-set accident.
"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", a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson said.
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AMC also honored the late stuntman, saying in a statement, "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".
"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 said Friday. John's work on The Walking Dead and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations.
"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", the network said in a statement. "We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers". Bernecker's credits include "The Fate of the Furious", "Black Panther", "Escape Plan 2: Hades" and "Logan".
SAG-AFTRA represents stunt professionals, and they're investigating the accident.