'Foot Fist Way,' 'Eastbound & Down' actor, writer Ben Best dead at 46

Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Foot Fist Way, Your Highness and Eastbound & Down writer Ben Best has died at age 46.

"It's with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our good buddy Ben Best. We lost him the day before he would have turned 47. A hell of a friend and a creative force. He inspired us and made us laugh. Charming and hilarious. Gone way too soon. We love and miss you," Rough House Pictures said in an Instagram post Sunday.


A cause of death has not been disclosed.

The frequent collaborator of writer-actor Danny McBride and writer-director David Gordon Green also acted in The Foot Fist, Eastbound & Down, Superbad, What Happens in Vegas, Observe and Report and Land of the Lost.

"RIP Ben Best," actor and writer Seth Rogen tweeted. "I remember seeing him as Chuck The Truck in Foot Fist Way and thinking 'I have to work with this man.' I'm honored I got work with him, and even more so and that I got to hang out with him and just be in his company. Watch Foot Fist Way today and bask in his genius."


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