Famous actor Stephen Furst, best known for his roll as “Flounder” in the classic comedy National Lampoon’s Animal house, died at 63. The cause of death is complications from diabetes.
The famous comedic actor also appeared in Midnight Madness, The Dream Team and National Lampoon’s Class Reunion, plus reoccurring roles on the TV series St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5.
I couldn’t stop laughing in Animal House when the Dean informed him of his 0.2 grade point average. As he was told, “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.”
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lorraine Wright. This is heartbreaking:
His sons Nathan and Griffith confirmed in a Facebook post the actor died on Friday following complications from diabetes.
Furst’s other film credits included comedies Midnight Madness and The Dream Team, and he had recurring TV roles in St Elsewhere and Babylon 5.
“Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments,” the statement said.
“He was known to the world as a brilliant and prolific actor and film-maker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing.”
It continued: “To truly honour him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment.
“He intensely believed that laugher is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now.”
I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of my friend Steven Furst. A kind heart , great talent and beautiful human being.
— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) June 17, 2017
Oh boy, was he great. Farewell Flounder. RIP Stephen Furst. pic.twitter.com/MKe3M3jPgR
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 18, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 18, 2017
Let us pray for Furst’s family during this difficult time. Rest in peace.