Lance Kerwin, ‘Salem’s Lot and ‘James at 15’ Actor, Dies at 62. Let’s see more details about Lance Kerwin and his impeccable career journey.
What happened to Lance Kerwin?
Lance’s daughter Savanah Posted on Social Media bout he Demise of her Father on January 25.
“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,” she wrote. “We appreciate all the kind words, memories, and prayers that have been shared… He loved every one of you.”
Kerwin is survived by his five children: Savanah, Fox, Terah, Kailani, and Justus.
Cause of death
|Kerwin died Tuesday morning, according to his daughter Savanah. A cause of death was not given.
As of the time of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed though Lance had suffered from various health issues.
In June 2021, It is reported that he was having back injury as well as some other unnamed problems.
As soon as, the News came out, Friends and Families are pouring condolence messages on social Media
Go Fund Raised for Injuries and other issues
In June 2021, a friend of Lance’s started a GoFundMe page to help him get back on his feet, which referenced a back injury as well as some other unnamed problems. In response to this, Lance posted a heartfelt thank you in an update on the GoFundMe.
“As I read this, I’m not sure [any] funds will be raised but I can’t help but think how blessed I am to have made some friends early in life, some of which became fans and watched my shows but most of which I can still call friends.”
Lance also mentioned his children, whom he thanked their mom and God for. “They have their mom’s spark, her beauty, and her sense of humor. They don’t have much from me [but] I’m gonna do my best to give them the best of me,” he wrote.
By the end of his life, Lance’s religious beliefs as well as his children were the most important things to him.
Who was Lance Kerwin?
Lance M. Kerwin born on November 6, 1960 . He was an American actor, known primarily for roles in television and film during his childhood and teen years in the 1970s. He played lead roles in the TV series James at 15, and the made-for-TV films The Loneliest Runner and Salem’s Lot.
Kerwin had a daughter, Savanah Paige, with Kristen Lansdale, and four children with his wife Yvonne Kerwin. He gave up acting in the mid-1990s. He was not related to actor Brian Kerwin.
Kerwin’s Early life and career
Kerwin was raised in Lake Elsinore, California. His father was an acting coach, who brought home scripts for his son to read. His mother was also a performer and later, a talent agent. He was the youngest of five brothers. His brother Shane was his stand-in. In the 1970s, Kerwin appeared in several made-for-TV movies and series.
He was, said former theater critic and British Film Institute governor John Holmstrom, “probably America’s leading boy actor of the late Seventies … a handsome lad, considerable sensitivity as an actor”. His serious acting roles often portrayed anguished characters facing difficult challenges, such as in The Loneliest Runner, The Boy Who Drank Too Much, and Children of Divorce.
Salem’s Lot Actor
In a 2019 interview, he talked about working with Tobe Hopper on “Salem’s Lot,” who he said was on a “whole different level from most directors I had worked with.”
“The bedroom scene, in which the vampire boy. I believe it was Danny Glick—comes to the window and begs to be let in, was rather interesting. “Let me in.” The camera moved backward throughout the entirety of that moment as did the movie. We started at the finish and made our way back to the beginning, where I am in bed and am now awake. That is the reason it feels like there is something unusual about it. He explained to interviewer Casey Chambers that the smoke is flowing differently as a result of the way that sequence was filmed.
Throughout the 1970s, the “James at 15” actor appeared in a variety of television series and TV movies, including “Wonder Woman,” “Insight,” “The Family Holvak” and “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy.” One of his last roles was in the 1995 movie “Outbreak” and he returned to the screen last year in “The Wind and the Reckoning.”
Condolence Posted on Social Media
Lance Kerwin passed away today. What a story he had. Child actor, drug addict, and father, then found Jesus and led U-Turn for Christ here on Kauai. We worked together and attended the same church. See you on the other side brother. Rest in Jesus’ arms and sing with the angels.
I never met Lance Kerwin, but I did have a TV in the ’70s and saw a lot of kid actors. This one had a terrific humanity you didn’t see just everywhere. RIP Lance Kerwin.
Lance Kerwin passed away today. What a story he had. Child actor, drug addiction, father, then found Jesus and led U Turn for Christ here on Kauai. We worked together and attended the same church. See you on the other side brother. Rest in Jesus arms and sing with the angels. pic.twitter.com/aQofBCsUJ3
— susie (@susie40647926) January 25, 2023
Ike Eisenmann Posted
I am beyond heartbroken to hear of the passing of one of my greatest friends and co-stars I have ever worked with, Lance Kerwin. He was the child actor that inspired me to be the best that I could be because he was the best I had ever seen. Rest in peace, my friend.
R.I.P. LANCE KERWIN
Lance famously played “James at 15” (which soon became “James at 16”) on the coming-of-age TV drama of the 1970s. In a Facebook post, his daughter says he died yesterday at the age of 62, no cause given but an autopsy is being performed to determine what happened.
Lance’s show didn’t last long but it lasted long enough to turn him into a 1970s teen idol.
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