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'Walking Dead' Stuntman John Bernecker Estate Awarded $ 8.6 Million – TMZ, Tmz.com

'Walking Dead' Stuntman John Bernecker Estate Awarded $ 8.6 Million – TMZ, Tmz.com


                    

                          ‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman                          John Bernecker Estate Awarded $ 8.6M …                          In Wrongful Death Suit                      

                 

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      The family of “The Walking Dead “stuntman

but it was significantly short of what they wanted.    

A jury on Thursday awarded the estate $ 8.6 million after 2 days of deliberations … this according to a report. AMC Networks was found NOT to be negligent, but the show and its production company, Stalwart Films, were found liable. Stalwart was found (**********************************************************************************% responsible and the show is 27% responsible.

    jury ruled the victim – Bernecker – was 6% liable for his own negligence. There were others found liable as well, but it appears none will have to pay out of pocket. Insurance will cover the judgment.    

      

As we reported … Bernecker died just a couple of days after suffering

major head injuries, the result of a stunt got wrong back in July (**********************************************************. Bernecker was supposed to fall headfirst over a balcony and land in a crash pad.

     Instead of dropping outward and away from the balcony, Bernecker fell underneath the balcony … missing the crash pad by inches. He attempted to abort the fall by grabbing onto the railing with both hands but plummeted 26 feet below … landing on his head and neck.            Bernecker’s mother,

Susan

, sued last year and was seeking between $ 40 million and $ 0139 million in damages. She was banking on getting a big punitive damage award, but the jury did not buy it and awarded nothing in punitives.    

(Bernecker’s GF,Jennifer Cocker

), is also a stuntwoman herself but she was not on set when the tragic accident happened. John was a stuntman who specialized in high falls. He had also worked on “22: Legacy “and ‘The Hunger Games.’    

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