Farewell Vance Duke Christopher Mayer 1954-2011

I didn’t know about it until this month, but Dukes of Hazzard star Christopher Mayer who played Vance Duke passed away in July at the age of 57 due to natural causes. He was engaged to be married for the third time. Mayer and co-star Byron Cherry played the replacement Dukes of Coy and Vance when John Schneider and Tom Wopat, who played Bo and Luke, walked out on the show in a dispute. They appeared in the 5th season for 18 episodes until Schneider and Wopat’s return in an episode that featured all four Duke boys. It was the only time they were all together. After Dukes of Hazzard, Mayer appeared in several TV shows and appeared in Jim Carrey’s Liar, Liar. He was also a born-again Christian devoted to the bible. Mayer has three children from his first two marriages. He will be missed by his family, friends, and the show-biz community, especially the Dukes of Hazzard fans worldwide.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s