"This tragic and untimely loss of a member of the SAG-AFTRA family is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with his loved ones and his friends and colleagues in the Georgia production community", it said.
The death, from blunt force trauma, was ruled accidental, said Hawk, who added that the coroner's office and sheriff's department had both closed their cases.
"We have been informed of a serious injury to a SAG-AFTRA member on the set of "The Walking Dead" and are investigating the situation", a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson said.
After the tragic incident, representatives from the network and hit show extended their condolences to the bereaved family of the stuntman.
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AMC released a statement confirming that Bernecker's family had "decided that he will be removed from life support". "He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production".
An assistant director told police the stunt man missed a safety cushion "just by inches" and attempted to stop his fall "by grabbing onto the railing with both hands" right after he started it, TMZ reported Friday. Bernedecker also did stunts in Logan, The Fate Of The Furious, The Hunger Games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Olympus Has Fallen, Goosebumps, Get Out and Black Panther.
"We are deeply saddened by this loss and our hearts and prayers are with John's family, friends and colleagues during this extremely hard time", the network said in a statement. "Please send prayers to his family and friends".