Windell Middlebrooks, ‘Suite Life on Deck’ Actor, Dead at 36by Maggie Malach | PopCrush
Disney Channel stars are mourning the loss of actor Windell Middlebrooks, who is best known for his roles on The Suite Life on Deck and from Miller High Life commercials.
TMZ reports that the actor was found unconscious in his San Fernando Valley home on Monday morning (March 9). He was allegedly taken to a hospital in an ambulance but was pronounced dead. He was 36 years old.
Details of Middlebrooks’ death remain scarce, but according to TMZ, there was no foul play. According to his IMDB page, in addition to his roles on The Suite Life and in Miller High Life commercials, Middlebrooks also appeared on Body of Proof, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Cougar Town and Scrubs.
As the news broke, Middlebrooks’ The Suite Life on Deck co-stars honored the actor on social media.
Dylan Sprouse shared an Instagram photo of a bobblehead in Middlebrooks’ likeness, along with the caption, “It was a pleasure to know ya big guy. I’ll always have the laughs, this souvenir, and all the good moments we shared on the set. You were a bundle of joy to know and the world will be amiss without you. Rest in peace Windell.”
Dylan’s twin brother Cole, along with Brenda Song and Debby Ryan, tweeted about the tragedy.
#WindellMiddlebrooks RIP, miss you already.
— Cole C. Sprouse (@colesprouse) March 10, 2015
I am so incredibly heartbroken<3 RIP #WindellMiddlebrooks
— Brenda Song (@BrendaSong) March 11, 2015
rest in peace Windell Middlebrooks, our “Kirby”. you were a light to the entire Suite Life crew and cast and we’ll forever love you.
— DΞΒΒΥ RΥΛΝ (@DebbyRyan) March 10, 2015
Middlebrooks’ Suite Life role as Kirby the security guard was beloved by fans, who also tweeted their condolences. MTV reports that “RIP Kirby” even trended on Twitter on Monday night.
Our thoughts are with Middlebrooks’ friends and family during this sad time. You can watch the actor playing Kirby in the Suite Life video below.
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