Famed Actor Dies

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of a former child star and famed actor this week after his family announced that he passed away at the age of 62.

Actor Lance Kerwin, who was best known for his appearances on the shows "James at 15," Salem's Lot," and "The Loneliest Runner." reportedly died Tuesday morning, according to his daughter. A cause of death has not been given at this time.

Kerwin broke out in his star role on "The Loneliest Runner," the made-for-TV movie by Michael Landon. He then continued his string of success with roles in "James at 15," in 1977, and then "Salem's Lot," a recreation of the well-known Stephen King novel, in 1979. That series earned three Emmy Award nominations.

Prior to his breakout roles, Kerwin made appearances in "Little House on the Prairie," "Emergency!," "Gunsmoke," "Wonder Woman," and "The Bionic Woman." His other television credits include "Children of Divorce," "Insight," "Trapper John, M.D.," "Simon & Simon," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The New Lassie."

Kerwin continued his acting career into the 1990s before he then decided to leave show business behind and transitioned into a new role as a pastor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he was suffering from several health issues, including a back injury.

Lance Kerwin is survived by his wife, Yvonne, and five children.

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