Ben Best, the popular American screenwriter and the co-creator of HBO’s comedy series “Eastbound & Down”, has died. The news is quite shocking as Ben was just 46 at the time of his death. Though who could ever have escaped death. Production company Rough House Pictures confirmed the news on their Instagram account. They shared a picture of Ben Best and added an emotional caption. The production company wrote that they are bidding Ben a goodbye with a heavy heart. They added that the world lost him a day before he would have turned 47.
The caption continued with them writing that Ben Best was a genuine friend and a creative force and how he always made everyone laugh. Rough House Pictures addressed him as inspiring, hilarious and charming and that he might have gone too soon but he will always be loved and missed. Fans and well-wishers of Ben Best have flooded the said post with tribute comments and are expressing their sadness on the sudden demise of the screenwriter.
For those unaware, Rough House Pictures was the production company that produced the television series “Eastbound & Down” that aired on HBO. Ben Best even had appeared in the HBO’s series for almost eight episodes. The 46-years-old had played the character of Clegg and had garnered quite good responses from the spectators for his portrayal. Ben had co-created the said show along with Jody Hill and Danny McBride who happened to be his longtime writing companions.
Talking about his role in the series, Clegg was a drugged up local bartender of the town and was also a longtime friend of Kenny, played by Danny McBride. Before coming together with this project, the trio was also the co-writer of “The Foot Fist Way”. It was a dark comedy made on a low budget. However, the series managed to gain the attention of the viewers through their interesting characters. Here, McBride has played the role of Fred Simmons aka a teacher who teaches Taekwondo while Ben Best starred as Chuck “The Truck” Wallace.
Besides, Ben was also associated with the writing of the film “Your Highness” along with McBride. Ever since the death news of Ben Best was announced, many personalities from the industry have been paying him heartfelt tribute. Seth Rogan who worked with Ben on “Observe and Report” and “Superbad” took to his Twitter and wrote that he always wanted to work with him and was honoured when he got the chance.