Jones also has filed a personal injury lawsuit stemming from a 2015 incident on the Conyers set of “Sleepy Hollow.”
Bernecker’s funeral was held in his native New Orleans.
"John's extraordinary athletic ability and charismatic personality were a perfect match for his dream job as a stunt performer in movies and television," the family's obit reads. "His success was quick. As a stuntman and coordinator, he performed in over 90 feature films and television shows.
“John was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television Actors,” the obit continued. “He owned Prodigy Stunts LLC, which developed into his stunt family. John mentored and encouraged many up and coming stuntmen and women to follow their dreams. His loving nature, constant smile, and wonderful sense of humor made him a friend to everyone he met and worked with.”
Bernecker attended St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis Xavier, Holy Cross High School and graduated from Montverde Academy, his obit says. He attended the University of New Orleans and Southeastern University in Hammond.
“He was kind-hearted, generous and humble. He loved life and everyone loved John. He was a loving person that helped all who came in his path,” the obit reads. “John is the bright light that showed us all the way to live – one fantastic human being. We all should live like John.”