Another friendly face gone too soon.
Windell Middlebrooks, a familiar presence on both TV dramas and sitcoms but who was perhaps best known as the ranting, always entertaining delivery guy in Miller High Life beer commercials ("a man who tells it like it is"), died suddenly Monday morning. He was 36.
The L.A. County Office of Coroner confirms to E! News that the actor passed away yesterday at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center at 11:52 a.m. No cause has been announced as yet.
TMZ had reported that he was found unconscious at his L.A. home and rushed by ambulance to the hospital.
While he stole the show in those Miller High Life ads in 2008, Middlebrooks worked steadily in TV for the past 10 years, becoming a regular on Body of Proof with Dana Delaney and turning up on the likes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Suite Life on Deck, Cougar Town, Scrubs, Parks and Recreation, Entourage, Hannah Montana and more.
He most recently appeared on the Disney Channel sci-fi comedy Mighty Med and he's being remembered fondly by his fellow Disney stars.
"Rest in peace to one of my favorite characters on Mighty Med, Windell Middlebrooks," tweeted Mighty Med star Bradley Steven Perry. "You'll be missed, my friend."
"RIP Windell Middlebrooks. Met him on #Scrubs and he joined our #MightyMed family as Agent Blaylock. So sad to hear of his passing," series creator Andy Schwartz also wrote.
"rest in peace Windell Middlebrooks, our 'Kirby,'" tweeted Debby Ryan. "you were a light to the entire Suite Life crew and cast and we'll forever love you."