( CNN) Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat son Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House, ” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday.
“It was from complications from diabetes, ” Nathan Furst told. “Over the last several years it was getting worse a little bit. Kind of the typical things that tend to happen when you have diabetes a long time.”
Furst is available on TV in “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5, ” but he was best remembered for his role as the innocent freshman Kent Dorfman in “National Lampoon’s Animal House, ” which ushered in a brand of raunchy comedy.