Dukes of Hazzard Sheriff passes away at the age of 88

April 7th, 2015 by Staff

Best, 88, had been battling pneumonia according to a family friend.


(TMZ.COM) HICKORY, N.C. – James Best – who famously played bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard” — died Monday night at age 88. 

Best passed in a hospice facility following a brief illness and complications from pneumonia, a close friend told the Charlotte Observer.

In addition to his role on “Hazzard,” Best appeared on several classic shows, including, “Gunsmoke,” “Mod Squad,” “I Spy,” “Bonanza,” “Perry Mason” and “Rawhide.”

Best formed an acting school in the ’70s where he taught the likes of Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Lindsay Wagner, Farrah Fawcett and Quentin Tarantino.

RIP.


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