TV, popular beer commercial actor dies at 36

Windell Middlebrooks
Actor Windell Middlebrooks arrives at the ABC 2011 Winter Press Tour party in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

(WTNH)– Actor Windell Middlebrooks, who is best known as the straight talking beer delivery man in Miller High Life commercials, has died at the age of 36.

While the cause of his death is unknown at this time, TMZ reports that he was found unconscious in his San Fernando Valley home and taken to the hospital. Police told TMZ it does not appear to be foul play.

Middlebrooks is best known as the funny Miller High Life beer delivery man who would confiscate the beer from snobs and give it to deserving hard working Americans.  He also had roles in some popular TV shows like Scrubs, Body of Proof, ER, Parks and Recreation and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, among several others.

Middlebrooks was born on January 8, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas. In a statement, his family said that they “with sorrowed hearts, announce the passing of a young, black star” who had exited the stage with “great joy.”

His rep told TMZ “he connected with people so naturally because he was one of the kindest, most genuine folks around. We will miss him a great deal and he will always hold a special place with us.”

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