Ben Best Death – Obituary: Ben Best, an entertainer and author who wrote and co-featured close by Danny McBride the religion independent pic The Foot Fist Way and later co-made, composed and showed up with McBride in the HBO satire series Eastbound and Down, passed on Sunday. He was 46.
His demise was reported by Rough House Pictures, the Eastbound and Down creation organization run by his regular teammates McBride, David Gordon Green and Jody Hill. Best met McBride and Hill in North Carolina at the UNC School of the Arts.
“It’s with overwhelming sadness we bid farewell to our great pal Ben Best,” the organization posted on today Instagram page. “We lost him the day preceding he would have turned 47. Quite a companion and an inventive power. He motivated us and made us chuckle. Beguiling and silly. Gone way too early. We love and miss you.”
In MTV Films’ 2006 parody The Foot Fist Way, coordinated by Hill, McBride played an aikido teacher who has an undesirable fixation on individual hand to hand fighting fan Chuck “The Truck” Wallace, played by Best. Best additionally wrote the 2011 period dream parody Your Highness, which featured McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman. Green coordinated that pic.
Best co-made and composed a few scenes of Eastbound and Down, which ran for four seasons on HBO from 2009-2013. McBride featured as Kenny Powers, an over the hill star baseball pitcher with a terrible demeanor and surprisingly more awful conduct who is compelled to get back to his North Carolina old neighborhood and accept a position as a secondary school rec center educator while he plots his re-visitation of the major associations. Best co-featured as Clegg, Powers’ old party pal who hadn’t changed a lot of when Powers returned.