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'The Walking Dead' Stuntman Dies After On-set Fall

Jul 14, 2017

A stuntman for "The Walking Dead" has died after falling on the Georgia set of the hit television show. It's the first on-set death in the U.S. in nearly three years.
John Bernecker, 33, died about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after falling on the show's set in Senoia, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Atlanta, Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said Friday.
Bernecker died from blunt force trauma and his death is considered accidental, Hawk said.

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Actor William Hurt could testify in a civil trial of a railroad owner accused of negligence in the death of a crew member struck by a train while filming a movie about singer Gregg Allman.
Hurt was to play the part of Allman in the since-canceled movie. He was at the courthouse in Savannah, Georgia, on Tuesday, but it wasn't clear if or when he would take the stand.