Ron Lester From ‘Varsity Blues’ Dead At Age 45


2016 has been just a horrible year so far and we’re not even a full six months into it yet. The latest death is the lovable actor from ‘Varsity Blues’, Ron Lester, better known as ‘Billy Bob’ in the 1999 hit movie.

TMZ has the details:

“Ron Lester — the lovable heavyset man in “Varsity Blues” — has died … TMZ has learned.

The man famously known for playing Billy Bob in the 1999 football flick had been hospitalized in Dallas for roughly four months. His health had been in a steady decline but turned for the worst Friday.

We’re told Lester requested to be taken off life support and passed around 9pm central time  His fiancée was by his side

Lester — who also appeared in “Not Another Teen Movie” and “CSI: NY” — battled with liver issues as far back as November. We’re also told he suffered from kidney problems.”

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