Celebrity Reaction: Stephen Furst, Flounder In ‘Animal House,’ Dead At 62

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Stephen Furst is dead at 62, and now celebrities are reacting to the news of his death. Best known for playing Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the movie Animal House, as we as starring on the TV series “Babylon 5” and “St. Elsewhere,” Furst passed away due to complications from diabetes. See Hollywood stars’ reactions below.

Howie Mandel tweeted, “I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of my friend Steven Furst. A kind heart, great talent and beautiful human being.” Bruce Boxleitner‏ wrote, “I just received news of the passing of another member of our #Babylon5 family. Stephen Furst ‘Vir Cotto,’ RIP, my friend.” “R.IP Stephen Furst,” added Jake Tapper.

Patricia Heaton shared, “Oh! #StephenFurst passed from among us! #AnimalHouse was my obsession in college. Went on ‘road trips’ to see it over and over. RIP friend.” She continued in a second tweet, “Have to watch #AnimalHouse tonite in honor of #flounder #StephenFurst. A vulgar, hilarious movie I adored. Any other Tweatons relate?” Kevin Smith noted, “As an awkward round kid, Flounder was the Delta I most identified with in #AnimalHouse, my fave comedy. #StephenFurst helped shape who I am.” And Ashley Hamilton expressed, “RIP, Stephen Furst. Your spirit is eternal. Others may act the part, but that is all they can do: Act. You are the real thing. We miss you.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to death of Stephen Furst.


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