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Larry “Flash” Jenkins (1955–2019), actor starred as Gummy in “Fletch”

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Had a memorable minor role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Larry “Flash” Jenkins starred as Gummy in the 1985 action comedy movie “Fletch,” opposite Chevy Chase. He had a memorable small role in the John Hughes classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” as one of the parking attendants who take a joy ride in the Ferrari of Cameron’s dad. His first major role was playing Wardell Stone in season three of the basketball themed TV series, “The White Shadow.” Jenkins continued to act and recently directed the movie “Marriage Vows.”

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Died: Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Who else died on April 25?)

Details of death: Died at the age of 63 from cardiac arrest, according to his agency.


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What they said about him:  “We have represented Larry theatrically for over eight years now. He was such a talented actor, producer, and director.” —Spectrum Global Agency confirmed in an email to Entertainment Weekly

“Actor Larry 'Flash' Jenkins has passed away. So sad to learn of this — my sincerest condolences. Nice to have met and worked with this gentleman of a man.” —Actor Shavar Ross on Twitter

Full obituary: EW

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