An official cause of death for the actor has not been released and The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner Division did not make a comment on it either when reached out to by the media.
His daughter Savannah posted a family picture and confirmed the news of her father’s death on social media. 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.”She continued, “We appreciate all the kind words, memories, and prayers that have been shared.
Kerwin was a Newport Beach native and the youngest of five boys. His father was an acting coach, while his mother was a talent agent; essentially, a career in the entertainment industry was in his blood.His first acting role was when he was just 13 years old in an episode of “Emergency!” in 1974.
He also notably played roles on iconic shows such as “Little House on the Prairie,” “Police Story,” “Gunsmoke” and “The Family Holvak.”He was perhaps best known for his role as James Hunter from “James at 16,” which originally screened on NBC as “James at 15,” which was before his character turned 16 and the show’s title changed.