“The Walking Dead” Halts Production After Stuntman Injured During Filming

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AMC’s has shut down following an accident suffered by stuntman John Bernecker Thursday.

“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. “He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down . We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

According to Variety, Bernecker fell more than 20 feet and landed on concrete, suffering a head injury. The stuntman had to be transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter.

Bernecker is a seasoned stunt performer based in Atlanta, and his other recent projects include Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther, TNT series Claws and Fox’s recent 24: Legacy reboot.

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