On October 18, six days after the accident, Hexum was declared brain dead.With his mother's permission, his body was flown to San Francisco on life support, where his heart was transplanted into a 36-year-old Las Vegas man at California Pacific Medical Center.During that time, he worked as a radio disc jockey, played football on the 1978 squad, and acted in minor stage roles.
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While working as an apartment cleaner, he met Bob Le Mond of Le Mond/Zetter Management, the manager of John Travolta. At Le Mond's urging, Hexum relocated to Los Angeles in September 1981 to audition for a movie called Summer Lovers, which was to be directed by Randal Kleiser. aired during the 1982–83 television season, with Hexum's role earning him ,000 a week.
Though he lost the part to Peter Gallagher, Hexum attracted the notice of Hollywood powerbrokers, and in short time was cast in the lead role of Phineas Bogg in the NBC series Voyagers! Unable to sustain itself against CBS's newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, Voyagers! Hexum's good looks and charm kept him marketable, however, and he was cast opposite Joan Collins in the made-for-television movie Making of a Male Model, also starring Jeff Conaway and Roxie Roker.
Cover Up continued production without Hexum's character.
Three weeks later, on November 24, Antony Hamilton was introduced as agent Jack Striker, posing as a new member of the modeling team.
After pondering several development deals, Hexum came upon a project he felt had possibilities: Cover Up.