Walking Dead Showrunner Addresses Stuntman’s “Tragic” Death

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Walking Dead Cast Mourns Stuntman’s Death. The cast and crew behind, The Walking Dead are mourning the death of a stuntman who missed his mark by inches after a 25-foot fall onto concrete.

Executive producer Scott M. Gimple and AMC responded to the death of John Bernecker.

Scott Gimple | Photo Credit Talking Dead
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“Our production is heartbroken by the tragic loss of John Bernecker,” Gimple said in a statement. “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 grateful for his contributions, and all of us send our condolences, love, and prayers to John’s family and friends.”

The stuntman was rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center after a fall during production.

Stuntman Dies After Fall On Set

John Bernecker | Photo Credit Magweb

Entertainment Weekly writes:

“Bernecker was rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center after suffering blunt force trauma from a fall during production on The Walking Dead season 8. He was pronounced dead shortly after.”

“The AMC network confirmed, “John Bernecker’s family has decided that he will be removed from life support following organ donation.” Their statement added, “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John’s family, friends, and colleagues during this extremely difficult time.”

Bernecker’s Family Responds To Tragedy

John Bernecker | Photo Credit IMDB

Bernecker’s family also released a statement:

“Though “heartbroken” and “devastated,” his loved ones “have ensured his legacy will live on, not only through the personal and professional contributions he made during his life, but also by their generous decision to allow John to save lives as an organ donor,” reads a response posted to the LifeLink Foundation website.”

“John will touch countless others as the family members, friends and communities of those who receive his organs will be forever impacted by the memories and milestones made possible thanks to a second chance at life.”

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  1. Heartbreaking, but very touching words from John Bernecker’s family. Powerful. Emotional. Donating his organs to help save lives is a beautiful testament of love from John. And to his memory, as well. Giving others a chance to live. Creating some happiness from something sad. This will help his loved ones heal in a positive way. I got chills reading their words. Absolutely Beautiful, indeed. God Bless. Peace.

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