A tragic accident has claimed the life of a stuntman who was working on the set of The Walking Dead. The accident occurred on Wednesday.
The Coweta County Coroner’s Office confirmed that John Bernecker died at Atlanta Medical Center from blunt force trauma. He was 33 years old.
According to ET, Bernecker reportedly suffered head injuries after falling over 20 feet onto a concrete floor. He was airlifted from the scene.
"We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set," AMC told ET in a statement on Thursday, prior to news of the stuntman's death. "He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers."
Bernecker’s girlfriend also took to social media after the incident. At the time, John was still in the hospital battling for his life.
"John deserves to be seen by every neurosurgeon and doctor there is until one of them sees the life we all know he has in him and bring him back to us... THIS ISN'T FAIR,” she wrote.
Bernecker succumbed to his injuries at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Please join us in praying for his family and friends during this difficult time.