Ben Best’s death at such a young age has left some of his peers in the comedy world saddened and stunned, and some of them have already taken to social media to honor him. “RIP Ben Best – truly can not put how much foot fist way meant to me. Sucks,” comedian Adam Pally tweeted. Actor Paul Walter Hauser of “Cobra Kai” fame also shared his thoughts on Best. “How the f*** did Ben Best die?! One of the funniest dudes ever. This sucks, man. 47 is way too young,” , he tweeted. “RIP and God’s blessings to his friends/family.”
“Superbad” star Seth Rogen has also shared his thoughts about the comedy talent, and recommended that fans of great comedy take a moment to revisit Best’s beloved indie movie. “RIP Ben Best,” Rogen wrote on Twitter. “I remember seeing him as Chuck The Truck in ‘Foot Fist Way’ and thinking ‘I have to work with this man.’ I’m honored I got work with him, and even more so and that I got to hang out with him and just be in his company. Watch Foot Fist Way today and bask in his genius.”
Though Best died at an early age, these comments make clear that he left his mark, and that his work both inspired and entertained countless actors and writers. Our condolences go out to his loved ones.