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Legendary shag club co-owner of Fat Harold's dies Friday afternoon

Harold Bessent, better known as Fat Harold | Fat Harold's Club Harold Bessent, better known as Fat Harold | Fat Harold's Club

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An iconic member of the North Myrtle Beach community has passed.

Harold Bessent, better known as Fat Harold, died Friday. Bessent was also known for his legendary shag club, Fat Harold's, in North Myrtle Beach.

The club posted a message to its Facebook page Friday:

"It is with a broken heart that I tell you that Harold M. Bessent also known as our "Fat Harold", "Fat Man", Fatdaddy, and Catdaddy has gone to that Golden Dance Floor in the sky. He passed away peacefully around 2:30pm. I can't say anymore just please pray for the family (which is so huge). I will try my best to update as soon as possible. He loved everyone so much and we LOVED him to the moon and back.

Funeral arrangements had not been set by late Friday.

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