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'Walking Dead' halts production after stuntman badly injured on set

16 July 2017, 04:48 | Max Haynes

'Walking Dead' halts production after stuntman badly injured on set

'Walking Dead' halts production after stuntman badly injured on set

Stuntman John Bernecker on "The Walking Dead" show was seriously injured in an accident on its set in Georgia, leading cable network AMC to temporarily shut down production of its eighth season. As we previously reported, Bernecker died on Wednesday after an accident occurred on the set of the Atlanta-based show. "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's statement read, while showrunner Scott Gimple also expressed his condolences.

"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.

"The safety of our members is paramount", the organisation said in a statement.

SAG-AFTRA is reportedly investigating the incident. "The family requests privacy during this time as they say goodbye to John".

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Actress Lauren Cohan, who portrays Maggie Rhee on "The Walking Dead", said she had "no words" for her grief.

"John Bernecker's family has decided that he will be removed from life support following organ donation".

Showrunner Scott Gimple said in a statement that the production team is "heartbroken".

John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's "The Walking Dead." has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in Georgia. Ahead of the start of its seventh season past year, the show was among the top-rated series on television among adults 18-49, AMC had said. "We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers". He has also worked as an actor in several films, appearing in bit parts of "Logan", "The Last Witch Hunter", "Goosebumps", and an episode of season one of "True Detective".



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