The mother of a stuntman who died after falling 20ft from a balcony onto a concrete floor while filming zombie drama The Walking Dead is taking legal action. John Bernecker, 33, passed away on 12 July after succumbing to a head injury sustained days earlier. The 6' 1" stuntman's cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma. Susan Bernecker filed a wrongful death suit on Tuesday (23 January) in Gwinnett County State against the show's network AMC and other parties, saying his death could have been prevented. She claims that AMC Networks Inc. "orchestrated and enforced a pattern of filming and producing 'The Walking Dead' cheaply and, ultimately, unsafely". AMC is also accused of pressuring production company Stalwart Films to work with unreasonably low budgets, which led to inadequate safety precautions. Susan, who is seeking a jury trial and asks for punitive and compensatory damages as well as attorney fees, hopes that taking a stand will force film and television companies to … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead: Mother of stuntman who fell 20ft onto concrete floor files wrongful death lawsuit
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FANS of The Walking Dead were left shocked by the latest twist in the hit drama when Carl Grimes was bitten.But will he die? And what else do we know about this latest storyline - here's what we know...The closing moments of series eight's midseason finale (epsiode 8) blew a hole right through one of the most important relationships in the AMC zombie drama - spelling curtains for yet another original character.It seems the hit programme is now changed forever, having made one of the biggest deviations from the comic book series to date.During the episode Carl Grimes, played by Chandler Riggs, revealed he had become a marked man after a walker bit him during the All Out War.The plucky young character, who is the son of lead character Rick Grimes, has until now escaped death numerous times and lost his eye in the fight to survive.He also lives much longer than he does in the comic book series the show is based on.Fans of the show initially thought they’d missed the moment and … [Read more...] about When was Carl Grimes bitten on The Walking Dead and did he die in season 8 episode 8?
A VOICEOVER artist has plunged to his death in a horror skydiving accident after he crashed into another jumper mid-air.Randy Schell, who voiced adverts for Coca Cola and McDonald's, died after his parachute became tangled during a group jump near Houston, Texas, on Saturday.The dad-of-three was sent plummeting to the ground after colliding with his experienced jump partner at Skydive Spaceland.The second skydiver, whose identity is not known, is understood to have injured his leg in the fall.They had both completed another successful jump earlier in the day, KHOU reported.A spokesman for Skydive Spaceland said: “Both jumpers had made at least one successful skydive earlier that day, had hundreds or thousands of skydives each, and were jumping their own parachute systems.”Randy’s career saw him voice the “previously on” tagline for hit show The Walking Dead.You may have also heard in voice in commercials for Nike, 20th Century Fox, Geico, and … [Read more...] about Voice over artist who worked on the Walking Dead and ads for Coca Cola and McDonald’s dies in horror parachuting accident
JOHN Bernecker has died from his injuries following a horror accident while filming The Walking Dead, TMZ report. The stuntman was left with serious head injuries after he fell 20 foot from a balcony onto a concrete floor on July 12.TMZ report the 33-year-old passed away on Thursday night surrounded by his friends and family.Richard Hawk, a coroner for the Coweta County Coroner's Office, said the the cause of his death was blunt force traumaIn a statement earlier today, AMC, who broadcast the show, said: “We are saddened to report that John Bernecker… 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.”Deadline this morning claimed John was “brain dead and on life support” after he lost his footing while rehearsing a fight scene with an actor that was supposed to end with … [Read more...] about John Bernecker dead at 33: tributes paid to The Walking Dead stuntman after horror on-set accident
It’s been a long time coming for fans of The Walking Dead, but Daryl Dixon was finally reunited with Rick Grimes in Sunday’s midseason finale.Viewers rejoiced on Twitter as Daryl (Norman Reedus) escaped The Sanctuary before returning to The Hilltop, where he shared an emotional hug with his best mate Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in a scene that left fans “teary eyed”.“Daryl’s lip quivers and my heart melts,” one viewer tweeted. “The bromance continues, the crew is together, and Jesus is watching. Let’s go!!”Another joked, “Did Rick and Daryl slow motion run into each other’s arms or was I seeing things? (I don’t think I was).”And one viewer added joyfully, “RICK & DARYL HUG!! the BAND is back together!!!”Daryl was slipped a key which he used to escape his cell, and he beat Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)’s henchman Fat Joey (Joshua Hoover) to death after sneaking out of The Sanctuary.And … [Read more...] about Fans rejoice as Daryl FINALLY escapes and is reunited with Rick on The Walking Dead
A GRIEVING widow is taking on a bucket list of adventures for her husband who died on the day she had life changing surgery.Two years ago Jessica Ashworth, 30, had a gastric bypass and couldn't wait to plan her new life with her husband Paul, also 30.At 24 stones 3 pounds, the nurse let her weight stop her from trying new activities and even made her fear flying because she would need a seatbelt extender.But the day after her surgery, Paul suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep.Determined to make sure his death wouldn't be in vain, Jessica started a bucket list of adventures in his honour.Jessica started to tick off activities the couple, who married in 2013, had planned but couldn't do because of her weight such as skydiving, going on a rollercoaster and visiting states in America.Along the way she spread his ashes and continued to lose weight, until she had shed nearly 13 stone.Jessica, from Yukon in Oklahoma, said: "On the night of my surgery, the night my new life began, … [Read more...] about Obese nurse who lost 180lbs draws up a bucket list in memory of her husband – who died on the SAME DAY she had a life-changing gastric bypass
FOR new viewers and those struggling to keep up, here’s the ultimate guide to the survivors in the zombie thriller. Rick is the central character of the series. A former sheriff in Georgia, he wakes up from a coma to find the world overrun with zombies.At the beginning of the series he is a very moral character but as time has gone on he has hardened and become more brutal as he realised that quick thinking and action is important to his survival.He assumes leadership of the refugees and guides the group in a search for a permanent, safe home, first finding a safe haven in the Greene family farm, and later the prison.Rick is deeply driven by a sense of duty to his family, a quality that sometimes borders on obsession. Rick focuses a lot of his attention on his son, Carl, who is increasingly distant and hardened by the harsh realities of a post-zombie apocalypse life. Rick struggles to do what’s best but his family comes first.In the fifth … [Read more...] about Who’s who in The Walking Dead? From new villain Negan to original star Rick – the ultimate season 7 character guide
IT's not too surprising that The Walking Dead season 7 finale saw a major character killed off - but fans couldn't help but feel sad at who had been given the chop.For a while many have speculated that Sasha would die, and at the weekend it became a bloody reality.Sonequa Martin-Green's character was being held prisoner by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and agreed to to work for his side. But as they headed off to Alexandria he bungled her into a coffin and used her as a way of bartering Rick's group's surrender.And when Jadis (Pollyana McIntosh) and her followers reveal themselves to be traitors to Rick (Andrew Lincoln), all hope seems lost for him.But none of them expect a zombie-fied Sasha to lunge out at Negan when he opens up the coffin. In a final act of sacrifice, Sasha took the poison pill that Eugene had given her.Unfortunately, Negan is able to avoid being bitten by Sasha.Sasha is the only one to meet an unfortunate end during the final episode of season 7, but … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead series seven finale sees major character killed off
THE Walking Dead will not be investigated by Ofcom after that gruesome series seven opener, which saw a man bludgeoned to death with a bat covered in razor wire.Fans dubbed it the “goriest episode ever” with some even insisting they’d no longer watch the zombie series after watching (or should that be enduring?) the horrifying scenes.But the regulator found that the foul work of Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) didn’t warrant further action, with just 10 complaints registered about its 9pm showing on Fox.An Ofcom spokesperson said: “Our investigation found that Fox took appropriate steps to edit the programme for the 9pm showing.”Indeed, more gruesome footage was put in the second part of the programme to ensure an appropriate transition after the watershed.Those with a strong stomach who wanted to see the full original content could have chosen to watch it on demand instead, or in the early hours of the morning when it was aired at the same … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead’s gruesome series opener DIDN’T break Ofcom rules
THE Walking Dead mid-series finale airs in the UK this Monday, December 12, and as usual rumours are swirling about what's in store.The episode, No8 in series 7, is called Hearts Still Beating, and the synopsis reads: "Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control."But forget rumours — we know exactly what happens in Hearts Still Beating. If you want to know as well, read on.Inquisitr journalist Jason Reynolds has come up with a whole host of spoilers.In the previous episode, Sing Me a Song, someone slipped a matchstick and a motorcycle key under Daryl's prison door and then walked away.This week, Daryl escapes from his cell to find a trail of matchsticks leading him out of the prison.At the exit he encounters Fat Joey standing guard... and here's where we have our first casualty. That's right, RIP Fat Joey. Daryl flees, and spots Jesus hotwiring a bike to escape from Saviour territory.The pair … [Read more...] about Walking Dead spoilers: Who dies in the mid-series finale, Hearts Still Beating?