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Lester, second right, played overweight lineman Billy Bob in 'Varsity Blues.'(Photo: DEANA NEWCOMB, PARAMOUNT PICTURES)
Ron Lester, whose husky character Billy Bob provided much of the comic relief in the 1999 Texas high-school football drama Varsity Blues, died Friday of organ failure. He was 45.
On Saturday, his agent, Dave Bradley, told the Associated Press that liver and kidney problems had kept Lester in the hospital since February and that he was taken off life support Friday. He died shortly thereafter.
In a 2014 interview with the website Grantland, a newly svelte Lester had said that acting roles dried up after he lost 300 pounds from gastric bypass surgery. He had once weighed as much as 500 pounds. But the physical damage caused by years of obesity couldn't be completely undone. He suffered from arthritis and spoke publicly about his liver and kidney disease last year.