Farewell Vance Duke Christopher Mayer 1954-2011

I didn’t know about this for several months until now as this is belated here. It’s also held dear to me because I’m a Dukes of Hazzard fan.  Dukes of Hazzard star Christopher Mayer, who played Vance Duke, has passed away in July at the age of 57 due to natural causes. He was engaged to be married for the third time. As Vance Duke, he was one of the replacement dukes who replaced Bo and Luke during the 5th season when John Schneider and Tom Wopat walked out in dispute. Vance was supposed to be like Luke Duke who is the brains of the duo between he and Coy. He’s like Luke Duke wearing Bo’s shirt.. He and co-star Byron Cherry developed a bonding friendship when they did the show. After they left Dukes of Hazzard, Chris Mayer would go on to other television shows and appeared on Liar Liar. He also became a born-again Christian during this time. Mayer is survived by his daughters from his previous two marriages. The Dukes of Hazzard has lost another one. He and Byron kept the show going as he will be missed by his family, friends, and the show biz community.


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