Beloved Actor Best Known for 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Dies Unexpectedly at 63

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April 26, 2019Apr 26, 2019

The devastating news was just reported that Larry “Flash” Jenkins has passed away. The actor was only 63-years-old at the time of his death.

Jenkins was best known for his roles in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Fletch.” According to People, the actor died suddenly on Thursday.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that Jenkins suffered a heart attack. It has not been confirmed whether or not he had suffered from prior heart problems.

Jenkins’ Hollywood career began in 1978 when he played Lester in “Crisis in the Valley.” The next year, he appeared on “M.A.S.H.”

The actor’s other credits include “The White Shadow,”  “Ben City Blues,” “Finder of Lost Loves,” “Home Improvement,” “The Shield,” and “Instant Mom.”

Eventually, Jenkins transitioned from TV shows to movies. He acted as Gummy in “Fletch” with Chevy Chase and Joe Don Baker. Later, he acted in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and famously stole Cameron’s father’s Ferrari.

Following his time as an actor, Jenkins began producing and directing a variety of projects.  He wrote, directed, produced, and starred in “The Gospel Truth” and “Anna Lucasta.”

Please be praying for Jenkins' family and friends during this horrible time. He leaves behind a son. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, an NBA legend just passed away at 79.