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Here's What AMC & A Walking Dead Producer Have To Say About Stuntman John Bernecker's Untimely Passing…

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Short and to the point.

On Friday evening, AMC and an executive producer for The Walking Dead, named Scott M. Gimple, commented on the tragic passing of stuntman John Bernecker. As we previously reported, Bernecker died on Wednesday after an accident occurred on the set of the Atlanta-based show. He was only 33 years old.

Photos: A History Of Film Set Deaths

In a recent statement, Gimple noted:

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The Walking Dead Cast Mourns Stuntman As His Girlfriend Blames Production And 'Inexperienced Actor' For Fatal Fall

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So heartbreaking.

All the tragedy on The Walking Dead is supposed to be ridiculous and post-apocalyptic, but this week it was all too real.

After the passing of stuntman John Bernecker, who was reportedly rehearsing a fall from a balcony and slipped, the cast of the Atlanta-based show has taken to social media to send their condolences (below).

Photos: A History Of Film Set Deaths

Meanwhile Bernecker's girlfriend, fellow stuntwoman Jennifer Cocker, has some very specific ideas about who's at fault. She told TMZ:

"Sets need to be safer. There has to be a prerequisite not to put a super professional stuntman with an inexperienced actor who doesn't know what he's doing."

The actor with whom Bernecker was working was Austin Amelio, who plays Dwight on the show. He reportedly told police afterward that Bernecker said he was nervous and had never done a drop from so high.

Currently both SAG-AFTRA and OSHA are investigating the accident.

Amelio took to Twitter this afternoon to write:

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When Movie Magic Turns Tragic — A History Of Film Set Deaths

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We were so sad to hear of the passing of stuntman John Bernecker after an accident on the set of The Walking Dead this week.

This got us curious as to what other film sets throughout the years had proved fatal to performers and crew.

Everyone knows Brandon Lee was shot and killed while filming The Crow, but do you know HOW the deadly accident happened? We didn't either.

Learn all about it and more tragic incidents from the history of cinema…

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The Walking Dead Stuntman Dies After Serious On-Set Injury

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Our thoughts are with his loved ones.

The stuntman injured on the set of The Walking Dead has been pronounced dead.

John Bernecker was only 33.

As we previously reported, he fell nearly 30 feet off a balcony onto a concrete floor on Wednesday, and was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center.

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He suffered swelling in the brain, which a source tells TMZ went down on Thursday before going back up. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries that night when he was taken off his ventilator.

John was surrounded by his friends and family.

The Medical Examiner's office says the stuntman's date of death is Wednesday, July 12, the date of his injury.

This is such sad news! Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

R.I.P.

[Image via John Bernecker/Facebook.]

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The Walking Dead Shuts Down Production With Investigation Underway After Stuntman Is Horribly Injured

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The Walking Dead shows some of the most gruesome images ever put on TV. But it's not supposed to have any real-life scares.

Sadly, the set was home to a real injury on Wednesday, when a stuntman reportedly fell roughly 30 feet onto a concrete floor. According to Deadline, John Bernecker was Medevaced to Atlanta Medical Center immediately.

Related: Emmy Nominations 2017 — Snubs & Surprises

AMC released the following statement on Thursday:

"We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set. He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital, and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers."

The extent of the injuries has not been made public, but from all accounts it sounds life-threatening. Bernecker's girlfriend, fellow stunt performer Jennifer Cocker, posted on Facebook:

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Emmy Nominations 2017 — Snubs & Surprises!

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The Emmy nominations are out, and voters made some unexpected picks this year!

Are they over The Walking Dead? Did they not see Carrie Coon's brilliance in The Leftovers? And who ISN'T watching America's Got Talent right now??

On the other hand, there were some pleasant surprises, including a tip of the hat to Carrie Fisher and finally some #JusticeForBarb!

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