Fall kills stunt­man

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A STUNT­MAN for The

Walk­ing Dead has died af­ter fall­ing on the Ge­or­gia set of the hit tele­vi­sion show.

John Ber­necker, 33, (above) died at an At­lanta hospi­tal on Thurs­day af­ter fall­ing on the show’s set in Senoia, south of At­lanta.

He died from blunt force trauma and his death was con­sid­ered ac­ci­den­tal, the Coweta County coro­ner’s of­fice said yes­ter­day.

The Walk­ing Dead, the of­ten gory AMC show based on a comic se­ries about peo­ple fight­ing to sur­vive a zom­bie apoc­a­lypse, is film­ing its eighth sea­son.

The US Depart­ment of Labour has opened an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death.

It is the first on-set death in the US since an au­dio tech­ni­cian for the show Cops was killed dur­ing a shootout in Au­gust 2014.

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