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Brooke McCarter, Star of ‘The Lost Boys,’ Dead at 52

He played a vampire alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Winter and Billy Wirth in Joel Schumacher’s ’80s classic

Brooke McCarter, who co-starred in the ’80s classic “The Lost Boys,” has died as a result of complications from a genetic liver condition, according to TMZ. He was 52 years old.

McCarter (pictured above, far left) was a regular at horror conventions across the country, though he was never able to parlay his role in Joel Schumacher‘s vampire movie into a bigger career in Hollywood.

Prior to “The Lost Boys,” he appeared alongside a young Josh Brolin in the skateboarding movie “Thrashin’,” which boasted a young production designer by the name of Catherine Hardwicke.

McCarter went on to play a punk rocker in the John Belushi biopic “Wired” starring Michael Chiklis and written by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward. He also wrote and co-directed a documentary short about Corey Haim titled “Me, Myself and I” and served as an associate producer on the low-budget horror thriller “Emerging Past.”

Additionally, McCarter appeared in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” and starred in “The Uh-oh Show” for cult director Herschell Gordon Lewis.

McCarter is the second “Lost Boys” actor to die in the past year following Edward Herrmann, who played the villain.