Ron Lester Of Billy Bob 'Varsity Blues' Fame Dies At Age 45
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Ron Lester, an actor best known for his role as Billy Bob in the 1999 sports drama "Varsity Blues," died Friday of liver and kidney failure at a Dallas hospital, Lester's agent, Dave Bradley, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Lester was 45 years old.
According to Bradley, the actor, who has been hospitalized since February, was moved from the intensive care unit and into hospice care early Friday. Surrounded by family, friends and his fiancée, Jennifer Worland, Lester was taken off life support and died at 8:57 p.m., NBC News reported.
"He was not in any pain and passed away peacefully," Bradley wrote in a Facebook post.
In November, the actor opened up about his health issues with a Twitter photo of himself and Worland sharing a kiss.
"Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé Jennifer Worland, I wouldn't be alive!" he wrote.
Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé Jennifer Wor
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