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John Bernecker, Stuntman on The Walking Dead, Has Died

News traveled quickly that veteran stuntman John Bernecker, age 33, died from blunt-force trauma following a fall on the Senoia, Georgia Raleigh Studios’ set of The Walking Dead.

Bernecker was practicing a fight scene on a high rise balcony when he lost his footing and fell over 25 feet. He was placed on a ventilator until family could arrive at the Atlanta Medical Center. He died Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta office has opened an investigation. Production on the popular zombie series has been temporarily halted.