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'The Walking Dead' stuntman John Bernecker dies after on-set accident

'The Walking Dead' stuntman John Bernecker dies after on-set accident

John Bernecker, a stuntman on AMC's popular show "The Walking Dead," has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in Georgia, in the latest tragedy to strike a film set mid-project.

After a Wednesday afternoon fall, Bernecker, 33, was flown to the Atlanta Medical Center, where he died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said Friday. The death, from blunt force trauma, was ruled accidental, Hawk said. Bernecker reportedly fell more than 20 feet from a balcony onto a concrete floor, suffering a head injury.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and SAG-AFTRA have both opened investigations into the circumstances surrounding...

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