James Best, Who Played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' Dies

April 7, 2015 4:10 PM

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James Best, an actor best known for his portrayal of bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the hit TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard," died Monday night, his wife confirmed to NBC News.

Best, 88, had spent his final days in a Hickory, North Carolina hospice, where he succumbed to complications related to pneumonia, according to his wife, Dorothy Best Collier.

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