James Best, best known for playing sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on the Dukes of Hazzard TV show has died. He passed away at a hospice in Hickory, North Carolina from pneumonia at age 88.

Rick Hurst, who played Cletus Hogg told Charlotte Observer, "I will always love Jimmie for his kindness to me, remembering him for his sparkling, piercing wit, and envying him for his full head of hair.”

I will always remember watching the show every week as a kid. Best, you're the best and will be missed.

Although Best played in several movies and television shows, he was best known for playing the bumbling sheriff always trying to catch the General Lee on the Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985. His persona came from a voice he used when playing with his kids.

Before his acting career, Best served in the United States Air Force for World War II.

Read Best's obituary at JamesBest.com.

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