The producer’s spouse, Jan Evans and sons Patrick and Walker, confirmed Heflin’s dying on Fb. His household shared that Heflin died Sunday, November 15 and that his dying was not linked to the COVID-19 virus.
“Lance was particular to every of us in his personal manner, bringing pleasure and laughter to our lives,” the Fb put up from Heflin’s household learn.
Born in Independence, Missouri on November 21, 1952, Heflin began his producing profession with the TV sequence 48 Hours in 1988. The CBS sequence, created by Howard Stringer, highlighted varied true crime tales and stunning felony instances. Heflin served as a producer on 48 Hours till 1989.
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1994 marked the start of his work for America’s Most Wished. Like 48 Hours, the Fox crime sequence highlighted harmful crime tales and featured interviews with fugitives, witnesses and victims. Heflin started his America’s Most Wished work as a producer on the Stuart Lee von Adelman model and till he graduated to govt producer for the present’s John Bertsch and America Fights Again iterations. In the course of the span of Heflin’s decades-long producing profession, America’s Most Wished reunited greater than 30 kidnapped youngsters with their households.
He served as govt producer on America’s Most Wished: America Fights Again from 1989 to 2011. Nonetheless throughout his America’s Most Wished profession, Heflin additionally produced varied TV films and sequence together with If Seems May Kill, Sensible Youngsters and The 56th annual Drama Desk Awards.
In 1995 he acquired a Primetime Emmy nomination, which he shared with John Walsh, Jay A. Bakernik and Mitchel C. Resnick for Sensible Youngsters.
Heflin is survived by his spouse of 40 years and and their sons. The household created a Facebook group in remembrance of the late producer. Donations may be made in Heflin’s title to The Nationwide Heart for Lacking and Exploited Kids at http://www.missingkids.org/donate. A “Celebration of Life” might occur later in 2021, the household shared.