How Stephen Furst Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Stephen Furst reached the respectable age of 62 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous movie actor.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Actor who is widely known for having played Flounder in the classic comedic film National Lampoon’s Animal House and its spin-off series Delta House. He would later garner critical acclaim for his turn as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the TV series St. Elsewhere from 1983-1988. 

He worked as a pizza delivery man and would include his head shot inside the pizza boxes as a young actor. He was was cast in Animal House after a film producer saw one of these head shots.

He reprised his role of Flounder to deliver a line for the rock band Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” music video. He starred in the 1979 feel-good sports comedy-drama Take Down as Randy Jensen.

He married his wife Lorraine Wright in 1976. The two remained married up until his death due to diabetes complications in June 2017. 

He rapidly rose to fame for starring in Animal House alongside John Belushi. 

How did Stephen Furst die?

Stephen Furst's death was caused by Diabetes.

On June 16, 2017, Furst died from complications related to diabetes at his home in Moorpark, California, at age 63.
Information about the death of Stephen Furst
Cause of deathDiabetes
Age of death62 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayMay 8, 1955
Death dateJune 16, 2017
Place of deathMoorpark, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


When I auditioned for ‘Animal House,’ I had only done some plays at a local dinner theater in Virginia.

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I remember I made $22 a week doing dinner theater in Norfolk, Virginia. Back then, in the ’70s, that was pretty good for a teenager, for a part-time job.

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The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time.

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The magic is you can change more things than you could ever dream of.

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When my parents died, they both were 47, and they died of complications of different diseases, one being diabetes. I became a diabetic at 17 and went on this road of kind of self-destruction, eating-wise, until I was 40.

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