Stuntman John Bernecker has passed away following injuries sustained yesterday on the set of the eighth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.
Bernecker has reportedly succumbed to the head injuries he received from 30-foot fall to a concrete floor while “rehearsing a fight scene that was supposed to end with a routine fall from a balcony.”
Bernecker was rushed to the hospital yesterday and AMC halted production following the accident. There is currently no word on when production might resume.
The horrific news comes as the series has already been heavily in the press this week following the posting of expletive filled emails of first season showrunner Frank Darabont into the public record as a part of filings in the ongoing lawsuit over the show’s profits.