‘Lost Boys’ Actor Dies at 52

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Brooke McCarter, who played the vampire Paul in “The Lost Boys,” died on Tuesday. He was 52.

His family made the announcement on Facebook, saying that the actor died from a genetic liver condition.

“Brooke was our loving son, brother, father, cousin, nephew and friend,” the message read.

McCarter, who had also appeared in TV shows “The Twilight Zone” and “Route 66,” had few onscreen credits. His final feature film, “Wired,” was a biopic about John Belushi starring Michael Chiklis.

According to McCarter’s website, he left Hollywood in 1998 to pursue a career in the telecommunications industry.

Throughout the years, he continued to appear at horror conventions to take pictures with fans of “Lost Boys,” the 1980s classic that co-starred Jason Patrick, Kiefer Sutherland and Corey Haim.

Prior to “Lost Boys,” he had appeared in the L.A. skateboarding film “Thrashin'” alongside a teenage Tony Hawk, Josh Brolin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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  1. Error says:

    “RIP Brooke McCarter and condolences to the family,” he wrote . “We had some very very good times together back in the day.”

  2. Leith Spencer says:

    such a sad loss. he was a somebody in a town full of no bodies. so young.

  3. linda says:

    I guess he was able to deal with it. Genetic liver xxx sounds ominous to a lay person but then again he was certainly under a doctors care, and a good dr. Can make a big difference.

  4. wenwoo74 says:

    Full of sorrow for his family, friends and us fans.
    R.I.P. Brooke
    Much love 💜

  5. vlookup says:

    Rip there are a lot of people losing lives lately I’m afraid of the next person that’s going to lose there life next 😣

  6. Joann Willis says:

    Rest In Peace Brooke!!!🌟

  7. Bob searles says:

    Sorry for you’re families lose. Hope everyone ls doing well
    In last ten years I’ve lost both my parents .I hope his family has a good supporting friends to help them through this terrible time .

  8. Jules says:

    Wish they would have shared what the genetic condition was; one of them is called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. If it was caused by A1AD…sure would be nice to shed more light on that; it needs all the exposure it can get.

    • Lisa McCarter says:

      Brooke died from alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The update that was posted on Facebook by his family included that information. Some media outlets included that detail when writing about his death and others did not. AAT definitely needs more exposure.

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