It is with heavy hearts that we’re reporting on the death of professional stuntman John Bernecker, who had been in critical condition following a fall last week on the set of The Walking Dead in Georgia. He passed away yesterday at the too-young age of 25. Bernecker was a regular on the series, which has temporarily shut down production in wake of this tragic accident.
A spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA, the agency that represents stunt performers, announced that the organization has opened an investigation into the accident.
In addition to The Walking Dead, Bernecker’s credits include turns in Black Panther, The Fate of the Furious, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
All of us here at Horror Freak News send our sincerest condolences to Bernecker’s fans, friends, and family.