Actor Brooke McCarter passed away on Tuesday at the age of 52 after years of battling a rare genetic liver disorder.
The actor's family broke the news on his Facebook page, writing; 'The McCarter family is heartbroken to share the news that Brooke McCarter passed away December 22, 2015 from the genetic liver condition alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT). He was 52.
'Brooke was our loving son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend.'
McCarter was best known for his role in the 1987 cult vampire film The Lost Boys in which he starred alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jami Gertz.
His family later shared a statement with People, sayting; 'He passed this morning, surrounded by close family and friends, including his daughter Kaitlin McCarter, age 12. He will be remembered as a talented actor and musician. He was beloved son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend.
'His family appreciates the thoughts and prayers from family, friends and fans during this very sad and difficult time. Funeral arrangements are still being finalized. Anyone interested in making a donation for further research into the liver disorder he had, please visit alphnet.org.'
Brooke's Lost Boys co-star Corey Feldman also expressed his sadness over the loss on Twitter.
'Very sad!,' he tweeted, along with a link to a news article. 'R.I.P. Brooke!' before retweeting dozens of condolence messages from fans.