The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

He was immediately rushed to Atlanta Medical Center where he received treatments in the hospital's intensive care unit, but he passed away due to blunt force trauma by 6:30 p.m. EDT of the same day.

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.

A 911 call and reports from the scene of the death of John Bernecker, a stuntman on the set of AMC's "The Walking Dead", say the 33-year-old stuntman attempted to abort his stunt mid-execution and missed the landing cushion below him by inches.

"The safety of our members is paramount", the organisation said in a statement.

The AMC network confirmed "John Bernecker's family has decided that he will be removed from life support following organ donation".

"The Walking Dead", the often-gory AMC show based on a comic series that chronicles the lives of people fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse, is filming its eighth season.

"Our production is heartbroken by the tragic loss of John Bernecker", Gimple said in a statement released Friday night.

"John's work on "The Walking Dead" and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations", the statement continued. Bernecker's credits include "The Fate of the Furious", "Black Panther", "Escape Plan 2: Hades" and "Logan".

"The production team of "#The Walking Dead" said they are "deeply saddened" by the loss of a family member, while AMC extended their thoughts and prayers to Bernecker's love ones in this hard time.

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