Skip to comments.Stephen Furst Dies: ‘Animal House’, ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor Was 63 [Flounder]
Posted on 06/17/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT by Yossarian
Actor Stephen Furst, best known for his performances as the hapless Flounder in Animal House and put-upon rookie doc Eliott Axelrod on St. Elsewhere, died yesterday at his home in Moorpark, California, near Los Angeles, due to complications from diabetes.
His death was announced by his sons Nathan and Griffith Furst, who asked that fans celebrate his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh really, really hard. See their entire statement below.
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By the way, he lost a LOT of weight in recent years.
I’ll remember him best as Vir Cotto. Ambassador Molari’s of the Centuri Republic able and pure-hearted assistant, and ultimate Emperor of The Republic. He played comedy and pathos well — sometimes within two sentences.
Can I have ten thousand marbles please?
I loved him in Silent Rage with Chuck Norris.
He’s on G-d’s double secret probation now.
If I’d ever seen him in person, I would’ve waved to him. Like this.
Aw man...we needed the dues.
RIP Mr. Furst and thanks for some of the best humor ever to hit the big screen.
“Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
I don't know about drunk, but Moore is certainly fat and stupid/
He played Vir in Babylon 5.
“Animal House” arrived in the European PX movie system about 6 months after making the rounds in the States, just like every other movie. It inspired a very raucous re-enactment of the “Toga Party” in the Bachelor Officers’ Quarters that also housed the local Officers’ Club facility. Reports of the party reached the various unit commanders in the community and mass “counseling” ensued on proper junior officer conduct and deportment. I think a few low-level letters of reprimand were temporarily placed in personnel files. “Pour encouragement les autres”, if you will...
RIP to Mr. Furst and condolences to his family.
“You F’ed up, you trusted us”
The scene that made every loot-farming lawyer salivate.
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