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'The Walking Dead' stuntman passes away after suffering critical injuries from fall

Posted July 14

— "The Walking Dead" stuntman who sustained critical injuries after falling during filming has passed away at the age of 33.

Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk confirms Bernecker passed away after falling about 30 feet onto concrete while filming for the television series in Senoia on July 12. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center where he later died.

According to his Facebook page, Bernecker's work is featured in "The Walking Dead," as well as many other big name movies and TV series.

He was performing a stunt for the AMC show, and now filming for season eight is temporarily halted.

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