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'The Walking Dead' production shuts down after tragic accident

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"The Walking Dead" production has temporarily shut down after a stuntman suffered injuries from the tragic accident that occurred on the sets of the popular TV series.

John Bernecker, who has worked on "The Fate of the Furious" and "Logan", suffered serious injuries on the AMC drama's set, according to the network, reported Entertainment Weekly.

"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.

"He was immediately transported to an hospital and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers," AMC said in a statement.

Lauren Cohan, who stars as Maggie on the show, were among those who sent well wishes to Bernecker.

She wrote on Twitter, "Dear Walking Dead Family, please keep John Bernecker, our stuntman and his family in your prayers today."

"The Walking Dead" is currently set to return for season 8 in October.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 10:48 IST