John Bernecker, a stuntman on the show ‘The Walking Dead’, has died on Thursday night after sustaining injuries following a fall from a high balcony on Wednesday.
Bernecker fell from a 25 foot high balcony on the set of the show and was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center and placed on a ventilator, TMZ reports.
Friends and family of the stuntman surrounded him as the ventilator was shut off, including his girlfriend, who also performs stunts on the show.
The cause of death is accidental blunt force trauma after Bernecker fell on to concrete from the balcony.
The 33 year old has worked as a stuntman for over 10 years and his most recent work involved Logan, Get Out, The Fate of the Furious and Black Panther.
This has been the first on set accident in nearly 20 years.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.