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Ron Lester

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Occupation  Actor
Education  North Cobb High School
Role  Actor
Name  Ron Lester
Years active  1997–2010

Ron Lester in 2003
Born  August 4, 1970 (1970-08-04) Kennesaw, Georgia, U.S.
Nominations  Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick
Movies and TV shows  Varsity Blues, Not Another Teen Mov, Popular, Good Burger, The Fat Boy Chronicles
Similar People  Eliel Swinton, Joel Gallen, Brian Robbins, Scott Caan, James Van Der Beek

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Ron Lester (August 4, 1970 – June 17, 2016) was an American actor. He was best known for his roles in the films Varsity Blues, Not Another Teen Movie, Good Burger, and the television series Popular.


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Life and career

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Lester was born in Kennesaw, Georgia. His first acting role came when he went to Atlanta, Georgia, to appear as an extra in a commercial, which turned into a feature part. He appeared in a music video for the band Little Texas.

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Lester moved to Los Angeles and began doing stand-up comedy in comedy clubs. His first film role was in the movie Good Burger in 1997. Two years later he had a recurring role on the TV comedy Freaks and Geeks. He also appeared in Not Another Teen Movie, which parodied his role in Varsity Blues.

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In 2001, Lester underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing 348 pounds. Obese since childhood, at his heaviest, he weighed 508 pounds. According to interviews, he flatlined during the operation. After the gastric bypass, he had 18 plastic surgeries to remove excess skin.

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In November 2015, Lester was hospitalized due to issues with his liver and kidneys. He was reported to be in critical condition in June 2016 and was in hospice care.


At 9 p.m. on June 17, 2016, Lester died of liver and kidney failure shortly after his family requested that he be taken off life support. He was 45 years old.


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