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Joe Fleishaker (1954 - 2016)

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Joe Fleishaker (1954 - 2016)

Joe Fleishaker, an actor who played roles in cult movies from Troma Entertainment, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 62.

Fleishaker died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, his brother, Haskel, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actor was morbidly obese, he said, and likely died of a heart attack.

Fleishaker was one of the most popular actors with Troma movie fans. He appeared in three “Toxic Avenger” movies for the legendary low-budget film company. His first appearance was in the movie “Troma’s War” in 1988. Other Troma films featuring Fleishaker included “Tromeo and Juliet” and “Terror Firmer.”

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He also appeared numerous times in skits on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”

Company co-founder Lloyd Kaufman wrote on Facebook, "The Troma Team and I are saddened by the news that Joe Fleishaker has passed away." "He was a great actor and a great friend. Toxie weeps. RIP Joe, Troma will never be the same without you."

Fleishaker, who never married and had no children, is also survived by another brother, Simon.

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