Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88

April 7, 2015 4:59 PM

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The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88.

His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said Tuesday that Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory from complications of pneumonia.

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