Lance Kerwin–best known to horror fans for his role in the 1979 small-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s masterful vampire classic Salem’s Lot--has passed away at 62 years old.
An autopsy to determine the cause of death is being conducted this week, according to a report in Variety.
Kerwin–a California native–started his acting career in the 1970s TV series Emergency, a role that led to him being cast as young Mark Petrie in Salem’s Lot–the Tobe Hooper-directed mini-series that starred David Soul and James Mason.
Kerwin’s other TV credits included parts in Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke, Wonder Woman and Murder, She Wrote. His most recent film role was in last year’s The Wind & The Reckoning.
Kerwin is survived by his children Savannah, Fox, Terah, Kailani and Justus.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Kerwin’s family, friends and colleagues.