The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

  • The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

Sources tell Deadline that Bernecker suffered a serious head injury after falling 30 feet to a concrete floor.

Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk officially ruled his death the result of accidental blunt force trauma, The Los Angeles Times reported.

AMC did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but said that it had temporarily shut down the production on "The Walking Dead" season 8 after Bernecker's tragic accident.

The "Walking Dead" family suffered a tragedy Wednesday after stuntman John Bernecker died following an on-set accident. This could mean that their respective characters Simon, Jadis, Enid, and Jadis will play a bigger part in the show's upcoming installments.

AMC said in a statement circulated among U.S. media outlets that it was temporarily shutting down production of the hit show, which is filmed in Georgia.

The network also revealed that the bereaved family has allowed the late member to save more lives as an organ donor.

"The production team of "#The Walking Dead" said they are "deeply saddened" by the loss of a family member, while AMC extended their thoughts and prayers to Bernecker's love ones in this hard time.

A tragedy happened this week on the filming of the series the Walking Dead.

Bernecker's work can be seen in films such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Logan, and the forthcoming Black Panther. Their statement added, "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". Ahead of the start of its seventh season a year ago, the show was among the top-rated series on television among adults 18-49, AMC had said.

We're keeping Bernecker's friends and family in our thoughts during this particularly tough time.