An actor who became a familiar face through his role as the straight-talking delivery man in Miller High Life beer commercials has died.
CNN reports that Windell D. Middlebrooks died Monday morning. He was 36.
The actor’s family posted a statement on Facebook confirming his death, writing: “The Middlebrooks, with sorrowed hearts, announce the passing of a young, black star. Windell took his final bow and with great joy exited stage left in the early morning of March 9th, 2015.”
No cause of death was given.
The statement adds: “It was Windell’s biggest wish that his final scene not be lived on social media. Further details will be forthcoming once the family members plans have been finalized. At this time we have no further information for the press and ask that space is given to his family and friends in their time of mourning.”
Here’s a clip of Middlebrooks in character as the Miller Delivery Man: