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Lance Kerwin dead at 62: James at 16 star who became a teen heartthrob in coming-of-age role passes away

Lance Kerwin dead at 62: James at 16 star who became a teen heartthrob in coming-of-age role passes away

FORMER child actor Lance Kerwin has died at the age of 62.

Kerwin’s daughter, Savanah Kerwin, announced the 70s teen heartthrob’s death in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Former child actor Lance Kerwin has died at the age of 62Kerwin was best known for his role as James Hunter in James at 16

She wrote:  “I am so sorry to those we have not been able to reach out to personally to notify but Lance Kerwin passed away yesterday morning.

“We appreciate all the kind words, memories, and prayers that have been shared.

“As the coming weeks progress, I will share more information about after life ceremonies.”

The cause of Kerwin’s death is unknown at this time.

Kerwin is best known for his role as James Hunter in the 1977 coming-of-age TV series James at 16.

Originally from Newport Beach, California, Kerwin was raised by parents in the acting industry.

His mom was a performer and agent, while his dad was an acting coach.

Kerwin made his first TV appearance in 1974 on an episode of Emergency!

While James at 16 only ran for one season, the show made him very popular among teens.

One of his biggest roles was playing Mark Petrie in the 1979 TV mini-series Salem’s Lot, which was based on the Stephen King novel.

Kerwin’s acting career ended in the 1990s, with his last role in the 1995 thriller Outbreak.

However, he did return to the film industry in 2022 for a small role in The Wind & the Reckoning.

Savanah assured her father’s fans and friends on Facebook that “he loved each and every one of you.”

The late actor is survived by his wife, Yvonne, their four children (Trinity, Terah, Kailani, and Justus Joe), and his daughter Savanah Paige who he had with his ex-wife Kristen Lansdale.

Kerwin’s daughter, Savanah, revealed the star’s death on Wednesday

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