Actor and filmmaker Stephen Furst has sadly passed away, according to TMZ.
Furst’s son Nathan informed the outlet that his father died at his home in California early Friday morning surrounded by friends and family. Nathan and his brother Griff released a statement via Facebook, calling Furst 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,” they wrote. “But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment.”
While his cause of death has yet to be officially determined, Furst battled with diabetes for years, eventually becoming a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, and his family has stated that complications from the disease led to his passing.
In addition to his famous role as Kent ‘Flounder’ Dorfman in the 1978 “Animal House,” the late actor also starred in “Babylon 5” and “St. Elsewhere.”
He was 63-years-old.