Walking Dead filming stops after stuntman death

Stuntman John Bernecker has died after suffering a fall on the set of The Walking Dead.

AMC Networks said production on the eight season of the hit zombie TV series was “temporarily” shut down after Wednesday’s “tragic” accident.

A coroner in Georgia confirmed Bernecker died of blunt force trauma in hospital in Atlanta.

The stuntman’s other credits include Black Panther, Logan and the 2015 version of Fantastic Four.

Kellan Lutz, a star of the Twilight film series, remembered Bernecker as “one of the best, most talented stuntmen I have ever been blessed to work with.”

AMC said they were “saddened” Bernecker “suffered serious injuries”, in a statement released before his death was confirmed.

That’s a dangerous job. Quite sad.

 

BBC

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