"The Walking Dead" was the last hurrah of John Bernecker before he encountered a tragic accident on the set of the popular TV series earlier last week. According to reports, the professional stuntman was filming a scene with Austin Amelio's Dwight when he landed on a concrete floor after a 20-foot fall. He reportedly suffered from severe head injuries and was immediately transported to Atlanta Medical Hospital.

'TWD' halts production after on-set accident

The long-running show then announced the temporary suspension of the season eight filming following the incident which eventually led to the death of the stuntman.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Bernecker was removed from life support as decided by his family members. It was further revealed that the bereaved kin has made the late stuntman an organ donor of LifeLink Foundation to continue his legacy and to save more lives.

The entire "The Walking Dead" family expressed their condolences on the passing of a co-worker, who was known for his contributions in "The Fate of the Furious," "Logan," "Escape Plan 2: Hades" and "Black Panther." Norman Reedus, also known as Daryl Dixon, shared a photo of Bernecker and sent his love and prayers to the bereaved kin and colleagues in this difficult time.

Lauren Cohan said she was at loss for words when she learned about the tragic death of the stuntman.

The actress, who plays as Maggie Greene, also thanked the fans for including Bernecker in their thoughts and prayers. Chandler Riggs, on the other hand, described the incident as a "horrible" thing.

Michonne's Danai Gurira said Bernecker's death is "deeply tragic" and a "great loss" in the industry.

She even extended her condolences to the stunt community for losing a great talent. Meanwhile, it was reported that the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is planning to conduct an investigation on their member's on-set accident.

The organization, which represents actors, broadcast journalists, stunt performers, and other media professionals, underlined their primary responsibility in securing the safety of their members.

'TWD' resumes production

Rick Grimes and the gang are back on the set to continue the filming of the eighth season. The update was confirmed by AMC five days after they temporarily took a break due to Bernecker's on-set accident. The entire team is currently filming in Georgia for their highly anticipated comeback with a whole new season.

Catch "The Walking Dead" season 8 this October on AMC.

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