The Walking Dead pay emotional tribute to stuntman John Bernecker

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Bernecker was rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center after suffering blunt force trauma from a fall during production on The Walking Dead season 8. Bernecker fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor.

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.

Bernecker's girlfriend Jennifer Cocker is reportedly upset with The Walking Dead production, and told TMZ: "Sets need to be safer".

After the tragic incident, representatives from the network and hit show extended their condolences to the bereaved family of the stuntman.

AMC said in a statement circulated among United States media outlets that it was temporarily shutting down production of the hit show, which is filmed in Georgia.

A statement from SAG-AFTRA, a union that represents media workers, on Friday said Bernecker was an "accomplished" stuntman and called his death a "tragic and untimely loss".

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John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's "The Walking Dead." has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in Georgia.

AMC also honored the late stuntman, saying in a statement, "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".

"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 network said in a statement.

"We are grateful for his contributions, and all of us send our condolences, love, and prayers to John's family and friends".

Bernecker, 33, performed stunts for dozens of other projects, according to his Internet Movie Database profile page including "The Fate of the Furious" and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2".

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