RIP: Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

Yesterday the news hit that THE WALKING DEAD season 8 was being put on hold for the time being due to a tragic accident involving one of the team's stuntman named John Bernecker, who reportedly fell over 30-feet to a concrete floor.

Bernecker suffered a serious head injury from the fall and today it seems he has tragically passed from his injuries. Bernecker was just 33 years old when he died yesterday at Atlanta Medical Center. You can check out Bernecker's stunt reel below and marvel at just how many classic flicks he lent his talents to. 

While stuntmen are by their job description put in harm's way at almost all times, it is still an utter tragedy when something goes wrong like this. So be kind and let us know what your favorite John Bernecker film was on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram

Bernecker's films include: Jonah Hex, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, The Mechanic, Green Lantern, Contraband, Battleship, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Looper, Olympus Has Fallen, This is the End, Escape Plan,  Escape Plan 2: Hades, Black Panther, The Fate of the Furious, Logan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The Last Witch Hunter, Fantastic Four, 22 Jump Street, Old Boy, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

Bernecker's special note roles in horror are: SCREAM QUEENS, GET OUT, and the motion capture performer of The Werewolf of Fever Swamp in GOOSEBUMPS.


Source: Deadline

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