James Best, known as sheriff on 'The Dukes of Hazzard', dies at 88

April 7, 2015 4:08 PM

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - American actor James Best, famous for his role as the bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show, died Monday night after a brief illness, according to his website. He was 88.

Best, who appeared in hundreds of TV episodes and films during a Hollywood career that spanned six decades, died in Hickory, North Carolina, following complications of pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a friend and collaborator.

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