Via ExtraTV: Stephen Furst, the actor who played the larger-than-life doofus Flounder in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) has died.
His sons posted a loving tribute on Furst's official Facebook page, in which they attributed his surprising death to diabetes and urged fans to laugh at memories of Furst rather than cry over his departure.
Furst recreated his Flounder character on the flop TV series Delta House (1979), and had recurring roles on both St. Elsewhere (1983-1988) and Babylon 5 (1994-1998).
His other most noteworthy film role was in the cult hit Midnight Madness (1980).