Stuntman John Bernecker sustained a serious head injury during production of The Walking Dead this past week in Atlanta, halting production on season 8.  Early this morning, TMZ reported that Bernecker was pronounced dead yesterday evening. The official cause of death from the Medical Examiner’s office is accidental blunt force trauma.

Although the specific stunt or sequence has yet to be reported in detail, we do know that the accident occurred from a fall of over 25 feet to a concrete floor. Bernecker’s SAG-AFTRA union is currently investigating the logistics of the tragic fall.  Bernecker’s girlfriend – also a stunt actor  –  posted on Facebook shortly after the incident that the ...

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