Ron Lester, 'Varsity Blues' actor, dead at 45

Ron Lester arrives at an event in Hollywood, California, in April 2005.

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  • Actor Ron Lester died of organ failure, his representative said
  • He starred in the 1999 football movie 'Varsity Blues'

(CNN)Actor Ron Lester, who portrayed Billy Bob in the 1999 football movie "Varsity Blues," died Friday evening in Dallas, Texas, according to his representative Dave Bradley. He was 45.