Sunday 21 January 2018

Dukes Of Hazzard actor dies aged 88

"Dukes of Hazzard" cast member James Best who has died. (AP Photo/Bristol Herald Courier, Earl Neikirk, File)

The prolific actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in The Dukes Of Hazzard has died aged 88.

James Best's wife, Dorothy, said he died last night in hospice care from complications of pneumonia.

Best starred in the television series which ran from 1979 to 1985 as the lawman chasing the Duke brothers.

Dorothy Best said they had been married 29 years and that he is survived by children and grandchildren.

She said he was an incredible man and an incredible talent.

Press Association

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