Ron Lester , the Varsity Blues star who had problem with weight problems throughout his life, passed away Friday in Dallas. He was 45. The Georgia-born star had actually been hospitalized for about 4 months and had actually been fighting liver and kidney issues.

His representative Dave Bradley published on Facebook that he was not in discomfort which his bride-to-be was with him.

Lester played Billy Bob in the 1999 football film Varsity Blues, which likewise starred Paul Walker and James Van Der Beek, as well as appeared in Not Another Teen Movie and Good Burger.

On TELEVISION, he had a repeating function on the series Popular and played Seidleman on Freaks and Geeks. He likewise guested on CSI: NY and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Tipping the scales at 508 pounds, Lester almost passed away after having stomach coronary bypass however recuperated and lost more than 300 pounds. He was not in need to play the fat man functions after his severe weight loss. Surgical treatment conserved his life. It likewise ended his profession, composed Grantland in a 2014 profile.

Raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, his very first function was on an industrial for Formula 409. He relocated to Los Angeles and dealt with a stand-up funny regimen prior to getting a function in Good Burger.