Authorities in the US have confirmed popular stuntman John Bernecker died following a nasty fall while filming zombie series The Walking Dead.
Bernecker fell 8 metres from a balcony while rehearsing. The coroner says he died from blunt force trauma, and that his death is being considered accidental.
There are reports he only missed a safety cushion by a matter of inches.
“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,” Atlanta Medical Centre said in a statement.
“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.”
According to IMDb, Bernecker's named has appeared in 92 credits including Logan, Fast and Furious 8 and The Hunger Games. He's also due to feature in next year's Black Panther.