Flo from Progressive Insurance is Dead!

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FLO IS DEAD!

Stephanie Courtney — best known for playing the advertising character Flo in television and radio commercials for Progressive Insurance — was killed in New York late Monday night in a deadly car accident. She was 44.

According to police, Courtney was driving alone around 10pm when her Lexus LX left the road and crashed into a road divider. Reports indicate that she was wearing a seat belt at the time. No other vehicles were involved.

Police say that Courtney’s vehicle hit the divider causing it to flip on it’s side. A passing motorist who witnessed the accident pulled Courtney from the wreckage and attempted to resuscitate the comedian.

The unidentified motorist was unsuccessful and Courtney died at the scene. Police don’t believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

Reports indicate that Courtney had dinner with a friend at a popular cafe near Rockefeller Center around 9pm, just prior to the accident.

Before beginning her role as Flo in a series of Progressive Auto Insurance commercials in 2008, Stepanie Courtney, a New York native, broke into television commercials with a Bud Light beer ad on a Super Bowl and went on to appear in commercials for Skittles, SC Johnson Glade products, General Mills, and the Wienerschnitzel restaurant chain.

When asked about her role as Flo, Courtney said:

Me at my silliest. You start off with a script, but at the end they usually let me put a little zinger in there. Flo could be one of my improv characters, always on and sort of cracked in a weird way.

Courtney was a member of The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy theater in Los Angeles, California and has appeared in such films as The Brothers Solomon, Blades of Glory, The Heartbreak Kid, Melvin Goes to Dinner, and Fred: The Movie.

eBuzzd wonders if she had life insurance and if so, with who? :)

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  • lucy

    Good bye Betty we will miss you.

    • Chris

      Betty white isn’t dead.

    • KEVIN KILMER

      BETTY WHITE IS NOT DEAD!!

    • Marc Baltuch

      Huh who the heck is Betty? ??

    • Jeff

      Not a true story

  • Robert Yates

    Such a loss . We had just commented tonight
    about why was Flo not in the Progressive Ad on TV. Had they dropped her? She was the best thing that ever happened to progressive!

  • Matt

    Did she have insurance?

  • Glenda smith

    Sorry to here about your lost my prayers goes out to the family

  • thomas stallings

    R.I.P. Betty (Flo).

  • Joe

    hoax

  • Chris

    OK, this was a well written obit until you get to the last line. Seriously, a smiley face? It mocks her death… terrible.

    I’m off my soap box now

  • Tyler

    “eBuzzd wonders if she had life insurance and if so, with who? ”

    WHAT. THE. FUCK.

  • gracie

    Oh my gosh this is horrible

  • Daen

    IT”S NOT TRUE! THESE ARE LIES THAT SOME COMPANY USES TO GET YOU TO THEIR PAGE. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT!

    • eBuzzd

      Is that a question?

  • Judy Jones

    You will be missed

  • Flobot

    You guys are awesome.

  • http://Facebook Diana

    Flo we will miss ur funny humor and seeing u ad the spokes person for the very popular Progressive commercials. Their will never b another Flo like u. R.I.P. :-(

  • Lynnette

    Hoax.

  • cjpeoples

    This is just so sad. Loved the Progressive commercials

  • David

    Flo your my hero!! Rip big dog

  • Peter Vollan

    Progressive bumped her off cos she was asking for too much money

  • jodi

    We will miss you FLO

  • Carolina

    Noooooo!

  • Ashley

    Okay ebuzzd. That last statement was so unnecessary. RIP Stephanie Courtney aka Flo!! You will be missed honey!

  • http://Yahoo Tuzzolino

    Did she have geico ins?

  • Brianna Arriaga

    Tht is so sad. She was funny an a good person.

  • http://eBUZED fabian

    Flo you were pretty and funny R.I.P flo.

  • Jack J

    But was she insured?

  • John

    Idc about her I care about her car, she should use Progressive

  • http://Www.lev.col Alexis Warnick

    I’ve always hated you flo. Just a stupid person.

  • Mikey

    Please God, let this be true.

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  • Tereasa

    Why people talking shit about eBuzzd? Love it – fuck ‘em all I say.

  • Debrah Swearngin

    Thanks for sharing.

  • T Thompson

    I wish this were true! Those commercials are annoying as hell.

  • Amanda

    Love it lol!

  • eBuzzd

    Depends if I had the flu that day.

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