Production on the upcoming eighth season of AMC’s zombie drama was halted earlier this week after Bernecker was injured during recital for a stunt and later hospitalized.
He apparently fell off a 25 -foot balcony onto a concrete floor and was transported to a nearby infirmary in Atlanta, where he was being treated in the intensive care unit. He was subsequently enunciated brain-dead and taken off the ventilator, the medical examiner told TMZ, which was first to report the word.
” We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for’ The Walking Dead’ and countless other television registers and movies, sustained serious injuries from a dreadful collision on regulate ,” AMC said in a statement at the time, according to Deadline.” He was instantly transported to an Atlanta hospital, and we have temporarily shut down product. We are obstructing John and their own families in our thoughts and prayers .”
Fellow stuntwoman and Bernecker’s girlfriend, Jennifer Cocker, shared a heartbreaking update on Facebook Wednesday, suggesting that he was unresponsive.
” John deserves to be seen by every neurosurgeon and doctor there is until one of them ascertains “peoples lives” we are all familiar with he has in him and return him back to us … THIS ISNT FAIR .”
“Walking Dead” whiz Lauren Cohan also tweeted about the incident, requesting the follower society to preserve Bernecker and his family” in your prayers today .”
In addition to his work with” The Walking Dead ,” Bernecker has performed stunts for Tv line like “24:Legacy,” ” Scream Queens” and” Into the Badlands ,” as well as major motion-picture show including” The Hunger Games ,”” The Fate of the Furious ,” and Marvel’s upcoming” Black Panther .”
” The Walking Dead” was set to return this October on AMC.