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We are so sad to report that actor Windell D. Middlebrooks has passed away. Windell starred as security guard Kirby Morris on Disney Channel's The Suite Life On Deck. He is also known for his appearances on Disney's Hannah Montana and Disney XD's Mighty Med.
Debby Ryan shared a heartfelt tribute to Windell on Twitter, posting, "rest in peace Windell Middlebrooks, our 'Kirby'. you were a light to the entire Suite Life crew and cast and we’ll forever love you."
Debby's co-star Cole Sprouse added, "#WindellMiddlebrooks RIP, miss you already."
Mighty Med stars Jake Short and Bradley Steven Perry also Tweeted their respects.
Jake Tweeted, "Rest in Peace Windell Middlebrooks. Had the pleasure of working with him on Mighty Med. Great guy, talented actor, you will be missed."
And Bradley posted, "Rest in peace to one of my favorite characters on Mighty Med, Windell Middlebrooks. You'll be missed, my friend."
Our thoughts are with Windell's family and friends during this very sad time.