"We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for "The Walking Dead" and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set", AMC said in a statement after the accident.
Now, those who worked with Bernecker on the AMC drama, including stars Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus and Chandler Riggs, are mourning the tragic loss. He was only 33 years old.
John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's "The Walking Dead." has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in Georgia. "We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers".
What a sad situation.
According to Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk, Bernecker died of blunt force trauma experienced due to his fall.
The Walking Dead is mourning one of their own.
Bernecker's resume included stunt performances in several recent films, including "Get Out", "Logan" and "The Fate of the Furious".
AMC also honored the late stuntman, saying in a statement, "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". "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".
These kind words come shortly after John's TWD peers paid tribute to him online.
Though "heartbroken" and "devastated", his loved ones "have ensured his legacy will live on, not only through the personal and professional contributions he made during his life, but also by their generous decision to allow John to save lives as an organ donor", reads a response posted to the LifeLink Foundation website.
We're not crying, YOU are! "Our hearts go out to his family and friends".