This Aug. 10, 2013 file photo released by Ford Motor Company shows actor Windell Middlebrooks at the 11th Annual Ford Neighborhood Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. Middlebrooks, who played a no-nonsense beer delivery man in TV commercials, died Monday, March 9, 2015. Further details were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Ford Motor Company, Frank Micelotta)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Windell Middlebrooks, who played a no-nonsense beer delivery man in TV commercials, says that the actor has died.
Middlebrooks’ agent, Steve Ivey, says the Los Angeles-based actor died Monday. He was 36.
The actor’s family released a statement Tuesday that called Middlebrooks’ death, in their words, “the passing of a young black star.”
Further details were not immediately available.
The family asked for privacy, saying it was Middlebrooks’ wish that his “final scene” not be lived on social media.
Besides his TV spots for Miller High Life beer, Middlebrooks’ credits included the TV series “Body of Proof,” ”Cougar Town” and “Scrubs.”