On Friday night, AMC offered condolences as well as provided an announcement from showrunner Scott Gimple.
“John Bernecker’s family members have made the decision that he’ll be taken off existence support, following organ donation,” stated the AMC statement. “We are deeply saddened with this loss and our hearts and hopes are with John’s family, buddies and colleagues in this very hard time.Inches
The Walking Dead on Monday started again manufacture of season eight, an AMC spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter, 5 days following the on-set dying of stuntman John Bernecker. On Sunday, castmember Pollyanna McIntosh published on Instagram that production would resume the following day.
AMC president Charlie Collier travelled in from La to be set Monday for that production’s resumption, sources told THR.
Stated Gimple: “Our production is heartbroken through the tragic lack of John Bernecker. John’s focus on The Walking Dead and a large number of other movies and shows continuously entertain and excite audiences for generations. We’re grateful for his contributions, and every one of us send our condolences, love, and hopes to John’s family and buddies.”
Bernecker died within an accident as he fell from the balcony and struck a concrete floor a minimum of 22 ft below, missing protective padding in what a witness told a Coweta County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy was “just inches.”
As THR formerly reported, an announcement published online of organ donor network LifeLink described Bernecker’s family as “heartbroken” and “devastated by their loss.” The household itself hasn’t spoken openly, and also the statement also stated the family “requests privacy during this period as the saying goes goodbye to John.”