'The Lost Boys' Star Dead at 52

12/22/2015 11:06 AM PST

'The Lost Boys' Star -- Dead at 52

EXCLUSIVE

11:45 AM PST -- Corey Feldman wrote on Twitter he's "very sad" about McCarter's death. 

Brooke McCarter, who played Paul in "The Lost Boys," has died after a long-term illness.

The 52-year-old McCarter passed away Tuesday ... the result of complications from a genetic liver condition. 

McCarter's acting career didn't take off after 'Lost Boys.' He made a name for himself as a regular at Horror Conventions around the country. 

R.I.P.