Windell Middlebrooks Dead at 36; Appeared on Body of Proof, Scrubs

Windell Middlebrooks Dead

Actor Windell Middlebrooks, whose TV resume included roles on Body of Proof and Scrubs, died Monday at the age of 36, TMZ reports. The cause of death is not yet known.

In addition to his series regular role on Body of Proof, where he portrayed medical examiner Curtis Brumfield for the show’s three-season run, Middlebrooks had a knack for playing security guards — first as Scrubs’ Captain Duncook, then as Kirby Morris on the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life on Deck.

Middlebrooks’ Suite Life co-star Debby Ryan tweeted a memorial message following his death:

Middlebrooks’ castmates from Body of Proof also expressed their condolences on Twitter:

The actor also held multiple guest-star gigs, on shows including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Cougar Town and Parks and Recreation.

Most recently, Middlebrooks appeared as the straightforward Delivery Guy in a Miller High Life commercial campaign; one of the spots can be viewed below.

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30 Comments
  1. K says:

    He was hilarious and so good in Body of Proof. Such sad news :( RIP

  2. DAMN says:

    R.I.P Windell Middlebrooks.
    My fav character from Body of Proof. Shame he was under used.
    His eyebrows were the highlight of the show :)

  3. JC1 says:

    That’s really sad. He was so young. I really enjoyed him in Body of Proof.

  4. prish says:

    The husband says, “He was a funny guy!”, remembering ‘We’re not having that here!’ in Body of Proof. We always enjoyed seeing him, whatever he played, since. It’s a loss. Condolences to the family, for sure.

  5. Tahina says:

    Another young actor dead. What a waste. RIP.

  6. TVPeong says:

    May he rest in peace

  7. aurat22 says:

    Loved him on Body of Proof. May he rest in peace.

  8. Chad Smith says:

    RIP. Too young.

  9. Carlos Alvarez Jr. says:

    Loved him on Body of Proof. I can’t believe he’s dead. Prayers for his family. He was so young and I’m the same age as him.

  10. RIP enjoyed you entertaining us

  11. giesla conner says:

    R.I.P. Wendell our Fort Worth native son.

  12. Runner says:

    So shocking. Rest in peace

  13. Tracy says:

    So sad! I loved him in Body of Proof! He was so talented! RIP.

  14. Joey Padron says:

    Shocked by this news. He was funny on Suite Life & Scrubs. My thoughts are with his family & friends.

  15. Niecia says:

    I feel so bad for all of his family and friends he died to younge. Rip Kirby we all will miss you especially me!😭

  16. God, his poor mother … to outlive her talented son. My thoughts are with her, too.
    I was so looking forward to seeing him on my TV again after Body of Proof ended. :|

  17. Taylor says:

    This is seriously sad.

  18. Kaylynn Pryor says:

    I’m so sorry to here about it he was on my favorite characters on Suite Life on Deck Kirby Morris rest in peace

  19. Bernedette says:

    He really was funny it was funny when he said u have to pay me some food if u want me to do that😂

  20. Columbus says:

    Such a loss…He was terrific on Body of Proof. I had looked forward to seeing him in other roles. RIP

  21. Andrea says:

    The Miller High Life commercials were hilarious! I never saw him in anything else. This news is indeed sad. Condolences to his loved ones.

  22. Grey says:

    I also loved him on “Body of Proof.” So sad, and he was so young. RIP and my condolences to his family.

  23. Christo says:

    No Kirby! Nooooooooo! :(

  24. kyla yancy says:

    I loved him on Disney channel its just so sad to see him leave so soon

  25. Josiej says:

    Rip so sad prayers

  26. ROCKPARTY says:

    R.I.P WINDELL MIDDLEBROOKS my heart dropped when I heard about what happen so now ur in a better place

  27. erieauna says:

    R.I.p “Kirby” you where so funny on suit life on deck why did you have to go u will always be in my heart

  28. Carlie nel says:

    You where so cool and now I missed you already why must’ve you die it was so great to see you on tv and now you are nowhere R.I.P whe love you “kirby”