Stephen Furst: Flounder on Animal House Dead at 63

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Stephen Furst, best known as Flounder in 1978's Animal House, died Friday from complications with diabetes. He was 63.

His two sons, Nathan and Griffith Furst, announced the news Saturday on their father's Facebook page, writing, "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."

Born in 1954 according to the IMDb, Stephen also starred on the 1980s medical TV drama St. Elsewhere and the sci-fi series Babylon 5. Several of his co-stars and friends remembered the star on social media. Howie Mandel tweeted, "I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of my friend Steven Furst. A kind heart, great talent and beautiful human being." And Kevin Smith wrote, "As an awkward round kid, Flounder was the Delta I most identified with in #AnimalHouse, my fave comedy. #StephenFurst helped shape who I am." (THR)

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