James Best, who played Rosco P. Coltrane on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ dies

April 7, 2015 4:42 PM

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James Best, who played Rosco P. Coltrane on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ dies

James Best, whose prolific career included 83 movies and 600 TV shows but is best remembered for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard, died Monday night in Hickory.

Best was 88. He died in hospice after a brief illness of complications from pneumonia, said Steve Latshaw, a longtime friend and Hollywood colleague.

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