Ben Best actor and Co-creator of Eastbound & Down is dead at 46

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Ben Best who was known for co-creating, writing and starring in EastBound & Down which ran for four seasons on HBO from 2009-2013, is reportedly dead at the age of 46.

His death was confirmed by Rough House Pictures, which produced Eastbound & Down.

The statement by the company on Instagram regarding his demise read: “It’s with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our good buddy Ben Best. We lost him the day before he would have turned 47.

“A hell of a friend and a creative force. He inspired us and made us laugh. Charming and hilarious. Gone way too soon. We love and miss you.”

Fans and friends have been sending in their condolences following the announcement of his death.

One penned: “RIP Ben Best – truly can not put how much foot fist way meant to me. Sucks.”

Seth Rogen, who is a co worker wrote: “RIP Ben Best. I remember seeing him as Chuck The Truck in Foot Fist Way and thinking ‘I have to work with this man.

“I’m honored I got work with him, and even more so and that I got to hang out with him and just be in his company. Watch Foot Fist Way today and bask in his genius.” he concluded.

Some of Best’s acting credits include Superbad, What Happens in Vegas, Observe and Report and Land of the Lost..

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