‘The Walking Dead’ stuntman dies after on set fall
A stuntman for “The Walking Dead’’ has died after falling on the Georgia set of the hit television show. It’s the first on-set death in the U.S. in nearly three years.
John Bernecker, 33, died about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after falling on the show’s set in Senoia, about 35 miles (56 kilometres) south of Atlanta, Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said Friday.
Bernecker died from blunt force trauma and his death is considered accidental, Hawk said.
“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.