Walking Dead stuntman's family confirms death, reveals organ donation plans

Walking Dead stuntman's family confirms death, reveals organ donation plans

He died at Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday evening from blunt force trauma due to his fall.

Bernecker's girlfriend, stuntwoman Jennifer Cocker, posted this on Facebook about his injury: "John deserves to be seen by every neurosurgeon and doctor there is until one of them sees the life we all know he has in him and bring him back to us..."

Variety reported that Bernecker fell more than 20 feet from a balcony onto a concrete floor, suffering a head injury, and was immediately transported by helicopter to the hospital.

Fans may have to wait a bit longer than usual for the next season of "The Walking Dead".

John Bernecker, a stunt performer for the popular AMC television series "The Walking Dead", died Friday after a fall on the show's set in Georgia.

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The AMC network confirmed "John Bernecker's family has decided that he will be removed from life support following organ donation". "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". John's work on The Walking Dead and dozens of other movies and shows will continue to entertain and excite audiences for generations. "We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers".

"The family of John Bernecker is heartbroken to confirm that John has passed away from injuries sustained earlier this week", LifeLink Foundation said in a statement.

Bernecker, 33, worked also worked as a stuntman on films including "Black Panther", "The Fate of the Furious", "Keanu", and "Logan".

A Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) spokesperson said the guild is investigating the accident.

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