Windell D. Middlebrooks, the actor known for playing the delivery man in the Miller High Life beer ads, has died suddenly at his LA home, aged 36.
Middlebrooks was found unresponsive at his San Fernando Valley on Monday 9 March, according to TMZ.
"He was found unconscious at home on Monday morning," a source told TMZ.
"He was transferred by ambulance to a hospital."
Foul play does not appear to have played a part in Middlebrooks' death.
The actor was best known for playing the delivery man in the Miller High Life commercial and was also on other TV shows including Parks And Recreation.
He also appeared in medical drama Body of Proof, playing the character of Dr Curtis Brumfield, the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner. During an interview with J!-ENT, an entertainment website, he talked about dealing with death.
"I come from a family where there is always a place to laugh, whether dealing with death or drama. I remember being in college and I would meet people who had been to two funerals in their life. I said to them, 'I had been to eight funerals by the time I was eight years old!' When people died in my family, you just deal with it. It's just a process, even at a young age, that wasn't hidden from me. This was the reality that my family gave me."
Speaking about the Miller High Life character, Middlebrooks said: "I think it's a connection with the simple, down-to-earth, hard-working man. It's finally a chance to say what hard-working people have been wanting to say for so many years. It's a voice – 'You know what? There's not much to me, I'm a simple man of common sense.'"