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John Bernecker's girlfriend calls for sets to be safer after stuntman's death

17 July 2017

Reports reveal that Bernecker fell off more than 20 feet on a concrete floor on the set of AMC's post-apocalyptic zombie series in Georgia.

Bernecker suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was flown from the scene to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Hawk said. "He will always be part of the TWD family", the show wrote.

The family of stuntman John Bernecker, who died from injuries he sustained in an accident on the set of The Walking Dead earlier this week, are donating his organs to help other families.

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In full preparation for the season 8 filming of the series the Walking Dead is interrupted for several days following a serious accident that occurred in the studios installed in the State of Georgia.

An assistant director told police the stuntman missed a safety cushion "by inches" and tried to break his fall by grabbing a railing after he slipped, celebrity news website TMZ reported.

The AMC network confirmed "John Bernecker's family has decided that he will be removed from life support following organ donation". "He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production".

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Bernecker, 33, also a fight choreographer, has worked on projects including "The Hunger Games" and Marvel's upcoming movie, "Black Panther", according to his IMDb page.

"The Walking Dead" season 8 is meant to premiere in October. "We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John's family, friends and colleagues during this extremely hard time". Our thoughts and prayers are with the performer and his family.

"We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John's family, friends and colleagues during this extremely hard time", AMC said Friday.

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John Bernecker's girlfriend calls for sets to be safer after stuntman's death