Stuntman dies of stroke

Adams, 60, also acted in movies and series

Stuntman and actor Michael Gene Adams died April 18 in Newhall, Calif., after suffering a stroke. He was 60.

As a stuntman and stunt coordinator, Adams worked on more than 80 films including “Coneheads,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Pineapple Express.” He acted in 20 additional films such as “The Legend of the Lone Ranger,” and “Mask.”

As a young man, Adams grew up on a cattle ranch and made rounds on the rodeo circuit. He later showed his daring nature as a race car driver and an accomplished pilot.

He was the stunt coordinator for the soap”Days of Our Lives,” for many years and was a past president of the Stuntmen’s Assn. of Motion Pictures.

Survivors include a sister.

Donations may be made in Adams’ name to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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