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.
“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
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
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.”