She also writes about "Saturday Night Live" and other pop culture news. The difference is that I am no longer the ‘funny fat guy’. “I had the same feelings that my character had,” he told Movieweb earlier this year. Yes,” he said in the Grantland interview. In November, Lester revealed via social media that he had been hospitalized for issues with his liver and kidneys, but that he was “starting to heal.”. Lester’s success, however, went beyond just movie credits. He Battled With Weight Issues for Years. Back the project before April 24th at: Varsity Blues (2/7) Best Movie Quote – Puke and Rally! Each surgery left Ron in pain, so he began taking Vicodin. Lester, who rose to stardom early in his career, played many iconic roles, but was most famous for his performance as Billy Bob in the 1999 football film, Varsity Blues. Ron Lester, who played the oversized offensive guard Billy Bob in the 1999 high school football flick "Varsity Blues," died Friday after suffering liver and kidney failure, his agent said. He was 45-years-old. "Did I throw away my career to be skinny? Lester’s struggle with obesity began at just … For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!

(1999)Billy Bob is a beast. No. He underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2001 and lost a collective 350 pounds, though his career took a nosedive after he was no longer cast in roles as the “funny, fat guy,” he told Ron Lester talks to the people of Iowa. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. Stay up to date with the film at, Jillian Sederholm is social media lead for NBC News, where she oversees daily operations and special projects on social platforms for NBC News, NBC World and NBC Poliics. Am I happy? Actor Ron Lester died on Friday in Dallas, Texas, at age 45. Ron Lester Cause of Death: How Did the ‘Varsity Blues’ Actor Die? Ron Lester during "Coach Carter" Los Angeles premiere . In the years following, he talked about the decision to have the surgery in bittersweet terms, telling that he was rebuilding his career: “The difference is that I am no longer the ‘funny fat guy,'” Lester said. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. "Billy Bob as a character was such a sensitive soul. Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group.Powered by VIP. “Ron really is a sensitive, sweet guy," Blues director Brian Robbins said in the Grantland interview. “He was not in pain and passed away peacefully,” Lester’s agent, Dave Bradley, wrote in a Facebook post following the actor’s death, noting that his fiancée, Jennifer Worland, and his family and friends were at his bedside. Ron Lester died at a Texas hospital after months of declining health, according to a report. He followed that up playing the large offensive lineman Billy Bob in 1999’s Varsity Blues.

He died shortly thereafter. Ron Lester. Lester’s struggle with obesity began at just five-years-old. I sold my ‘niche’ for my chance to live. Part of the A360 Media Entertainment Group. Credit:

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