The Walking Dead has continued to garner more and more fans over the past seven years, thanks in large part to the gruesome title characters themselves. The show has earned high praise for its special effects brought to life by men like John Bernecker, one of the show’s stuntmen.

Unfortunately, Mr. Bernecker has passed away after suffering from an on-set accident. The 33-year-old was filming a scene on a balcony in Georgia’s Raleigh Studio when he lost his footing and fell 25 feet. He was immediately airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center and was placed on a ventilator.

The blunt force trauma caused swelling in his brain which grew and then shrunk before swelling once again. He was surrounded by close family, including his girlfriend who was also a stuntwoman on the show.

John’s career spanned a decade and included such films as Logan, The Fate of the Furious, and the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther.

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