"The Walking Dead" just lost one of their own following a shocking and unfortunate incident which took place while filming for season eight. On Wednesday, John Bernecker was removed from life support after he suffered from serious head injuries due to a 20-foot fall on the set. AMC confirmed that the decision was made by Bernecker's family. He was 33.

AMC, TWD react to stuntman's death

After the tragic incident, representatives from the network and hit show extended their condolences to the bereaved family of the stuntman. Bernecker's credits include "The Fate of the Furious," "Black Panther," "Escape Plan 2: Hades" and "Logan."

ET Online cited the stuntman was filming alongside Austin Amelio (Dwight) when the accident happened.

The production team of "The Walking Dead" said they are "deeply saddened" by the loss of a family member, while AMC extended their thoughts and prayers to Bernecker's love ones in this difficult time.

The network also revealed that the bereaved family has allowed the late member to save more lives as an organ donor. A non-profit community service organization called LifeLink Foundation confirmed that Bernecker's legacy will live on through their decision to donate his organs to those who are in need of organ and tissue transplants.

"The Walking Dead" showrunner Scott Gimple remembered Bernecker for his contributions in the industry. He said they are "heartbroken" for losing a staff member due to a tragic accident.

Accident on 'TWD' set

Earlier reports revealed the stuntman was immediately transported to Atlanta Medical Hospital after he suffered a fall while filming in Georgia.

His girlfriend and stuntwoman, Jennifer Cocker, said her partner deserved the best medical attention to help him recover from his injuries.

Bernecker was a member of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) which promised to investigate the incident.

The organization reiterated that their top priority will always be the safety and security of their members.

Lauren Cohan, also known as Maggie Greene, said there were "no words" to express her sadness on the death of the stuntman. Ross Marquand, who played as Aaron in "The Walking Dead," sent his love to Bernecker's family and colleagues in this trying time.

Kellan Lutz, on the other hand, remembered the late stuntman as of the most talented in his craft, while Samuel Roukin said Bernecker was a "beautiful, positive, meticulous professional" whom he had the privilege to work with in "Turn" season 4.

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