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).

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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:

See what Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, and more had to say:

❤️ love and prayers to Johns family and friends today. You will be missed.A post shared by norman reedus (@bigbaldhead) on Jul 14, 2017 at 1:15pm PDT

In addition, Jordan Peele, with whom John worked on Get Out and Keanu, tweeted:

[Image via John Bernecker/Facebook/AMC.]

Jul 14, 2017 8:14pm PDT

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