This is heartbreaking. Fans around the world are reacting on Twitter to the death of Ron Lester, who played the beloved linebacker Billy Bob in ‘Varsity Blues,’ on June 17. Ron was only 45 when he died in a Dallas hospital. Here’s what people are tweeting.
Sadly, Ron Lester, passed away on June 17. The actor played the role of Billy Bob in the classic football movie Varsity Blues, and tragically died in a Dallas hospital at 45. But fans are celebrating him in a beautiful way today by remembering him and all his iconic roles, including Billy Boy, on Twitter. Check out their reactions below!
Ron is being remembered so lovingly by so many for playing Billy Bob, in the teen football film, Varsity Blues, alongside another beloved and lost actor, Paul Walker. Some fans are even commenting on how the two could be reunited now.
— Tristan Warner (@WarnTriz) June 18, 2016
Sounds silly but Varsity Blues is one of my favorite movies. Very sad to hear about #RonLester.
— Amy Schmittauer (@Schmittastic) June 18, 2016
— Micah (@Micah_McDonough) June 18, 2016
— Mark Richter (@UofGov) June 18, 2016
The actor made us laugh as kids as the grunting short order cook who swats a fly on his own face in the Nickelodeon flick Goodburger, Spatch. SO much of our childhood!
Rest in heaven Ron Lester aka “Spatch” so many great memories of him making me and the cast… https://t.co/clXcCdTisB
— Kel Mitchell (@Iamkelmitchell) June 18, 2016
And Ron was part of the class in the WB’s Popular, as Michael “Sugar Daddy” Bernardino, a wannabe-gangster of the popular group.
Sending love and prayers to my Popular cast mate, Ron Lester, one of the kindest and most joyous men I’ve known. https://t.co/vTNhGUPzpp
— Christopher Gorham (@ChrisGorham) June 17, 2016
— Leslie Bibb (@mslesliebibb) June 18, 2016
Ron played so many wonderful parts in his time. We only wish we’d gotten to see more. We wish his friends and family all the best.
HollywoodLifers, tell us which of Ron Lester’s characters was your favorite below!