Varsity Blues star Ron Lester dead at 45

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Dallas, TX -- Another cast member from the cult classic Varsity Blues has passed away. Ron Lester, who played Billy Bob in the film, died at a Dallas hospital after suffering organ failure, he was 45 years old. Although he acted in other things like Freaks and Geeks and Not Another Teen Movie, Lester will no doubt be remembered for his beloved character in the 1999 movie about a small football town in Texas. The once nearly 500 pound actor underwent successful Gastric bypass surgery that helped him lose over 300 pounds but in recent months the star suffered from major liver and kidney issues.

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