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Stuntman Mike Adams dies at Newhall Memorial

Former president of Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures was 60

Posted: April 22, 2010 2:16 p.m.
Updated: April 22, 2010 2:22 p.m.
Veteran stuntman and actor Michael Gene Adams died Sunday at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, following a stroke. He was 60.

Stuntman or stunt coordinator on more than 80 films and actor in 20 more, Adams grew up on a cattle ranch and worked the rodeo circuit as a youngster.

A past president of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures, Adams served as stunt coordinator on the NBC soap "Days of Our Lives" for many years. 

As an actor, stuntman or stunt coordinator, Adams worked on numerous westerns, including "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" (1981, as Ranger Palmer); "Pale Rider" (1985, horseman); "City Slickers" (1991, stunts); "Thuderheart" (1992, stunts); "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993, Schoonover gang member); "Wild Bill" (1995, stunts) and "Shaughnessy" (1996, stunt coordinator).

Adams is survived by his sister, Kris Stevens.


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