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

Hollywood paid tribute to "Walking Dead" stuntman John Bernecker on Friday after he was killed in a fall on set.

Additional information about the incident was not immediately available.

"The family of John Bernecker is heartbroken to confirm that John has passed away from injuries sustained earlier this week", the statement reads.

"The safety of our members is paramount".

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

His family has requested privacy for the time being, according to the statement.

Very affected by the drama, Lauren Cohan who plays Maggie Green in the series has posted a message of support on Twitter, "Dear family of Walking Dead, please, think long and hard at John Bernecker our stuntman and his family in your prayers", she wrote.

Bernecker's girlfriend Jennifer Cocker is reportedly upset with The Walking Dead production, and told TMZ: "Sets need to be safer".

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John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's "The Walking Dead." has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in Georgia.

"Although devastated by their loss, John's loved ones have ensured his legacy will live on, not only through the personal and professional contributions he made during his life, but also by their generous decision to allow John to save lives as an organ donor", his family said in a statement. 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".

"The Walking Dead", the often-gory AMC show based on a comic series that chronicles the lives of people fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse, is filming its eighth season.

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