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'The Walking Dead' stuntman Jon Bernecker dead after on-set accident

Los Angeles Times

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Film Company Fined in 'The Walking Dead' Stuntman's Death

U.S. News

Assistant director Matthew Goodwin told a responding officer that Bernecker fell head-first onto concrete about 22 feet (7 meters) below after appearing to try to grab a railing to stop his fall. Goodwin said Bernecker was supposed to fall from a balcony over a railing onto "a pad made of a layer of 22-inch boxes, port-a-pit pads, and a large pad," according to a report from the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.


'WALKING DEAD' CURSE Stuntman dies in latest blow to hit TV show

FOX News

A stuntman from "The Walking Dead" has died after he had an accident on the set of the AMC series. The Coweta County Coroner's Office told Fox News stuntman John Bernecker died Wednesday evening of "blunt force trauma" after he suffered a fall. His death has been ruled accidental. AMC told Fox News on Thursday -- before Bernecker's death was confirmed -- that the network was "keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers." The show has "temporarily shut down production" following the accident, AMC told Fox News.


'Walking Dead' shuts down

FOX News

A stuntman from "The Walking Dead" has died after he had an accident on the set of the AMC series. The Coweta County Coroner's Office told Fox News stuntman John Bernecker died Wednesday evening of "blunt force trauma" after he suffered a fall. His death has been ruled accidental. AMC told Fox News on Thursday -- before Bernecker's death was confirmed -- that the network was "keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers." The show has "temporarily shut down production" following the accident, AMC told Fox News.


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Los Angeles Times

John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's popular show "The Walking Dead," has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in Georgia, in the latest tragedy to strike a film set mid-project. "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 Thursday, before news of Bernecker's death was made public. The Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" was filming in Georgia when a tragic 2014 train accident killed crew member Sarah Jones and injured seven others. In South Africa, a crew member on the set of "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" suffered deadly injuries during filming in December 2015.