John Bernecker, stuntman, dies from injuries suffered on 'The Walking Dead' set

John Bernecker, stuntman, dies from injuries suffered on 'The Walking Dead' set

John Bernecker, stuntman, dies from injuries suffered on 'The Walking Dead' set

Gimple said: "Our production is heartbroken by the tragic loss of John Bernecke".

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of John Bernecker".

The incident halted production on the eighth season of "The Walking Dead" and is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in addition to SAG-AFTRA, a labor union that represents professional stuntman.

"As part of the extended The Walking Dead family, we are heartbroken over John Bernecker's tragic passing", the network said in a statement obtained by THR.

Hawk said Bernecker died from blunt force trauma and that his death is considered accidental. 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".

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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.

A Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) spokesperson said the guild is investigating the accident.

In full preparation for the season 8 filming of the series the Walking Dead is interrupted for several days following a serious accident that occurred in the studios installed in the State of Georgia. John's work on The Walking Dead and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations. There's no word if representatives of "The Walking Dead" will appear as scheduled at the upcoming Comic-Con in San Diego.

"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", AMC said Friday.

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