Lance Heflin, an govt producer on “America’s Most Wanted” and a journalist, has died. He was 67.
Heflin died on Nov. 15, his spouse of 40 years Jan Evans posted in an announcement on Facebook. Evans didn’t specify the reason for demise however stated that it was not associated to the coronavirus and that he went peacefully along with his household by his facet. Saturday would have been his 68th birthday.
“Lance was particular to every of us in his personal manner, bringing pleasure and laughter to our lives,” Evans wrote. “His work ethic and talent to stay calm in essentially the most tough conditions had been his hallmark, however to his household, he was the one that helped floor us.”
Heflin was an govt producer on “America’s Most Wanted” for 20 years and is credited on 423 episodes courting again to 1989, serving to to make the present one of many longest-running in American historical past with over 1000 episodes earlier than being canceled in 2011 (it was ultimately surpassed by “The Simpsons”).
Heflin was born in Independence, Missouri, and is the son of Missouri senator Clarence Heflin. He studied journalism on the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent his early profession working as a photographer and investigative producer at stations all through Miami.
He later moved to CBS News and produced the information collection “48 Hours” as one of many present’s founding producers. He left the present in 1989 to start govt producing “America’s Most Wanted” at Fox.
After retiring from the present, he owned and labored at a restaurant and vineyard in Virginia. Some of his different credit embrace “America’s Most Wanted: Final Justice” and “Manhunter.”
Evans says that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be made in Heflin’s title to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a charity he labored with to reunite kids with their households, as was incessantly achieved on “America’s Most Wanted.” There can be no service, however the household will host a “Celebration of Life” in 2021.