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The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

The Walking Dead showrunner and AMC address stuntman's 'tragic' death

Federal labor officials are investigating the on-set fall that led to the death of a stuntman on the hit television show "The Walking Dead".

His girlfriend posted a message on Facebook regarding the accident, which read: "John deserves to be seen by every neorusurgeon and doctor there is until one of them sees the life we all know he has in him and bring him back to us..." Their statement added, "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".

The family of stuntman John Bernecker, who died from injuries he sustained in an accident on the set of The Walking Dead earlier this week, are donating his organs to help other families.

Additional information about the incident was not immediately available.

"We have been informed of a serious injury to a SAG-AFTRA member on the set of "The Walking Dead" and are investigating the situation", the union said in a statement. As we previously reported, Bernecker died on Wednesday after an accident occurred on the set of the Atlanta-based show.

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"John Bernecker's family has decided that he will be removed from life support, following organ donation".

"This tragic and untimely loss of a member of the SAG-AFTRA family is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with his loved ones and his friends and colleagues in the Georgia production community", it said. 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 deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John's family, friends and colleagues during this extremely hard time", AMC said Friday. He has also worked for the big screen, including several Marvel as Logan or recently Black Panther.

"The Walking Dead" is gearing up for the release of its eighth season, slated to premiere sometime in late 2017.


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