Family of “The Walking Dead” stuntman John Bernecker has donated his organs

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John Berneker's photo from his official imdb.com page

The legacy of John Bernecker, the stuntman who succumbed to injuries suffered on “The Walking Dead” set this week, will live on in precious gifts to others. His family has donated his organs.

The LifeLink Foundation issued this statement from the family:

“The family of John Bernecker is heartbroken to confirm that John has passed away from injuries sustained earlier this week.  Although devastated by their loss, John’s loved ones have ensured his legacy will live on, not only through the personal and professional contributions he made during his life, but also by their generous decision to allow John to save lives as an organ donor. John will touch countless others as the family members, friends and communities of those who receive his organs will be forever impacted by the memories and milestones made possible thanks to a second chance at life. The family requests privacy during this time as they say goodbye to John.”

LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplantation.  See www.LifeLinkFoundation.org for information and register as an organ donor.

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