Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Stuntman's Fatal Accident May Have No Effect on Premiere Schedule

Stuntman's Fatal Accident May Have No Effect on Premiere Schedule

Bernecker reportedly slipped and fell from a balcony while rehearsing a stunt for TV zombie drama The Walking Dead with actor Austin Amelio on Wednesday (12Jul17) in Atlanta, Georgia - and his girlfriend, fellow stuntwoman Jennifer Cocker, has started pointing her finger at the cause of the fatal accident.

Hawk said Bernecker died from blunt force trauma and that his death is considered accidental.

'John Bernecker's family has decided that he will be removed from life support, following organ donation, ' AMC said in a statement on Friday. This could mean that their respective characters Simon, Jadis, Enid, and Jadis will play a bigger part in the show's upcoming installments.

"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 said in a statement obtained by Variety.

Bernecker was a member of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) which promised to investigate the incident.

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Bernecker's work can be seen in films such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Logan, and the forthcoming Black Panther.

"Although devastated by their loss, John's 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". "He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production".

"The family of John Bernecker is heartbroken to confirm that John has passed away from injuries sustained earlier this week", the statement said.

'Love, respect, and condolences to johns family, and friends.

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