One of Rome`s most famous celebrities, Dan Biggers, has died. Biggers was known for his roles in the television show In the Heat of the Night, as well as movies such as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Glory, Paris Trout, and The Slugger`s Wife.

Biggers is the former Dean of Students at Berry College and was on the staff of the Dean of Men at the University of Georgia. His job was to escort Charlayne Hunter (now a correspondent for PBS) to class when she integrated the University of Georgia in 1960.

Biggers was an English instructor at Toccoa High School in the late 1950s.