'The Walking Dead' stuntman John Bernecker passes away after suffering critical injuries from fall
John Bernecker

ATLANTA - The stuntman who sustained critical injuries while working on the set of  "The Walking Dead" has died.

Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk confirms John Bernecker, 33, passed away after falling about 30 feet onto concrete while filming for the television series in Senoia on July 12. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center where he later died.

According to his Facebook page, Bernecker's work is featured in "The Walking Dead," and numerous other television shows and films.

He was performing a stunt for the AMC show, and now filming for season eight is temporarily halted.

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Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 07/14/2017 10:01:00