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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:43 PM

Stephen Furst, who played Flounder in National Lampoons Animal House, dies

Source: Raw Story

Stephen Furst, best known for his role as the hapless Delta House fraternity pledge Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in the landmark comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House," has died.

His sons Nathan and Griffin Furst posted a statement on Twitter that Furst died Friday due to complications from diabetes.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/stephen-furst-who-played-flounder-in-national-lampoons-animal-house-dies/



Crap.

"I threw up in front of Dean Wormer..."

"You threw up ON Dean Wormer..."

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Reply Stephen Furst, who played Flounder in National Lampoons Animal House, dies (Original post)
Archae Jun 17 OP
Salviati Jun 17 #1
cstanleytech Jun 18 #8
X_Digger Jun 18 #10
Omaha Steve Jun 18 #2
TeamPooka Jun 18 #3
Kaleva Jun 18 #16
SergeStorms Jun 18 #4
TexasBushwhacker Jun 18 #12
47of74 Jun 18 #14
TexasBushwhacker Jun 18 #15
SergeStorms Jun 18 #17
IrishEyes Jun 18 #5
BumRushDaShow Jun 18 #6
ananda Jun 18 #7
Gothmog Jun 18 #9
yallerdawg Jun 18 #11
Initech Jun 18 #13

Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:56 PM

1. Farewell Vir Cotto

One of my favorite scenes from Babylon 5:

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Response to Salviati (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:08 AM

8. Aye loved that show. nt

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Response to Salviati (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:25 AM

10. Jump to 0:47..



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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:25 AM

2. Here is a photo of Marta getting his and John Landis autographs from Animal House


Stephen enjoyed the event. Everybody had a great time.

Three pages of photos from the charity event: http://www.omahafilmevent.com/past/animalhouse2.htm

Marta


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:46 AM

3. May I have ten thousand marbles, please?


RIP Mr Furst

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:46 PM

16. His real life wfe is playing the cashier.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:09 AM

4. Diabetes.......

some people don't take this hideous disease seriously. My sister died of complications from it as well. If you don't keep a sharp eye on it, it will destroy your kidneys. Game over.

Animal House. A great movie, and Furst played his role perfectly. "From now on your Delta Chi name is flounder". 'Flounder"?

What a shame.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:33 AM

12. He did take it seriously

I read his bio and his parents both died at age 47. Stephen got his weight under control, from a high of 330 down to 175, but the diabetes still took its toll on his kidneys.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:26 PM

14. Yeah I remember that when he first dropped all that weight.

He looked completely different the last two seasons of Babylon 5 with the excess weight being gone. He looked much healthier than what he had on prior seasons. I remember reading about how he came back for season 4 and none of the costumes fit him anymore.

He was a large inspiration for me to start my own weight loss efforts.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:43 PM

15. He outlived his parents by almost 20 years

So I guess that's something.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:49 PM

17. I never said.....

that he didn't take it seriously. I said "some" don't take it seriously. Obviously he was a Type I diabetic. My sister was a Type II diabetic, insulin dependent, and still didn't take it seriously. Like I said, game over. It's a damned shame for Steve, because he didn't have a choice. My sister did. That's all I meant.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:01 AM

5. He was great in the Dream Team.

That film was from 1989 and also starred Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Boyle. I also loved Animal House.

Sad news. He was only 63 which is too young to die.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:13 AM

6. Wow. R.I.P.

He was also on St. Elsewhere.



Condolences to the family.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:41 AM

7. I think he was also on St. Elsewhere.

I liked him!

RIP

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:22 AM

9. May he rest in peace

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:22 AM

11. The original cast of "Babylon 5" is disappearing. As are we all.

Thank you, Stephen Furst. Rest in peace.


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 03:19 PM

13. He can't do that to our pledges! Only we can do that to our pledges!





RIP!

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