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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, More ‘Walking Dead’ Stars Remember Stuntman After His Death

Following The Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker’s tragic death on Wednesday, July 12, his costars and other celebrites have taken to social media to mourn their late friend.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in ‘The Walking Dead’

“Deep sorrow today, and for every tomorrow,” TWD star Jeffery Dean Morgan, who plays antagonist Neganwrote on Friday, July 14. “Love, respect, and condolences to johns family, and friends. He will be forever missed.”

Costar Lauren Cohan added: “No words can express my sadness for John Bernecker and his family.”

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Jordan Woods-Robinson, Daniel Newman, Sabrina Gennarino and Ann Mahoney, who also appear on the AMC show, expressed their sadness following the horrific accident as well.

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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes and Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon on ‘The Walking Dead’

As previously reported, the stuntman died after sustaining head injuries from falling more than 20 feet to a concrete floor. ” 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,” AMC told Variety on Thursday. “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.”

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People from all aspects of the entertainment industry were quick to express their grief. “#JohnBernecker was one of the best most talented stuntmen I have ever been blessed to work with,” Twilight alum Kellan Lutz tweeted. “Praying for his family and loved ones! “

Actor Gary Weeks reflected on his last memory with Bernecker. “Was literally just joking around with #JohnBernecker on set a few weeks ago,” he wrote. “Can’t believe it. We lost such a great person & performer.”

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