Sunday, June 18, 2017

Animal House Actor Stephen Furst Has Passed Away

Actor Stephen Furst, best know for his roles on Flounder in Animal House and his work on St. Elsewhere, passed away on Friday at the age of 63 from complications with diabetes. His sons released the following statement on the actor's Facebook page: 

"Actor and comedian Stephen Furst died on June 16, 2017 due to complications from diabetes.

Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, 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.

To truly honor 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.

If you knew him personally, remember his gift for lighting up a room. And no matter who you are, when you think of Steve, instead of being sad, celebrate his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh - really, really hard.

His sons Nathan and Griffith Furst"

Furst is survived by his wife Lorraine Wright, and their sons Nathan and Griffith Furst. Read his full obituary at The Hollywood Reporter.

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