Stephen Furst, ‘Animal House’ Actor, Dead At 62


Stephen Furst (Facebook)

Actor and comedian Stephen Furst has died.

He was best known as “Flounder” in the 1978 movie Animal House and Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the TV series St. Elsewhere.

His sons announced Stephen’s death on his personal Facebook page.  In the post they say, “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 laughter is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now.” 

The post continued, “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.”

We think that is great advice.  Hopefully you have some time today to watch one of his movies.

Stephen Furst was 62.  His death was caused by complications to diabetes.   Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

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