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Mr. Laz
08-14-2012, 10:35 AM
Ron Palillo Dead at 63
'Welcome Back, Kotter' Star
Dies from Heart Attack

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Ron Palillo -- the actor who played Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter" -- died this morning at his home near Palm Beach from an apparent heart attack ... this according to someone close to the actor.

We're told Palillo was found by his partner of many years Joseph Gramm around 4:00 AM. Gramm called an ambulance and Palillo was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

We're told the heart attack was very unexpected. Palillo was 63.

Palillo was known for calling out, "Ooh ooh ooh, Mr. Kotter" as one of the Sweathogs on the show ... which he appeared on with John Travolta from 1975 to 1979.

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After Kotter, Palillo appeared in "Laverne & Shirley" and voiced a character on the Disney cartoon, "Darkwing Duck."

Palillo's "Kotter" co-star Robert Hegyes -- who played Epstein -- passed away earlier this year after suffering a heart attack.

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Stewie
08-14-2012, 10:36 AM
Wow! RIP. I loved that show as a kid.

T-post Tom
08-14-2012, 10:38 AM
It's okay. He got a note from Epstein's mother, excusing him from life.

Deberg_1990
08-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Oooh....oooh...Ooh! IM dieing Mr. Koooottter

Rain Man
08-14-2012, 10:40 AM
This makes me sad. I liked Horshack back in the day.

We just lost Epstein a few months ago, and now Horshack. I sure hope Mrs. Kotter is doing okay.

MahiMike
08-14-2012, 10:47 AM
So Horshack was as much a flaming gay as Travolta? Interesting.

gblowfish
08-14-2012, 10:49 AM
So Horshack was as much a flaming gay as Travolta? Interesting.
Maybe that's where the "Ooooh, OOOOH OOOOH...." stuff came from?

Kerberos
08-14-2012, 10:59 AM
It would have been more fitting if Mr. Kotter had broke this story here. DAMN you Laz. :cuss:





:)

BoneKrusher
08-14-2012, 11:01 AM
RIP

Ace Gunner
08-14-2012, 11:10 AM
RIP or up your nose with a rubber hose

Planetman
08-14-2012, 11:24 AM
This makes me sad. I liked Horshack back in the day.

We just lost Epstein a few months ago, and now Horshack. I sure hope Mrs. Kotter is doing okay.
Marcia Strassman is still among the living. Divorced, with one kid, but alive none the less.

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Braincase
08-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Horschack, Epstein... we lost Hotsie Totsie about 6 years ago. I'm guessing Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington is going in for a checkup. Rumor has it Marcia Strassman is in ill-health.

Rain Man
08-14-2012, 11:31 AM
RIP or up your nose with a rubber hose

Which sadly turned out to be an oxygen intubation.

Planetman
08-14-2012, 11:31 AM
Horschack, Epstein... we lost Hotsie Totsie about 6 years ago. I'm guessing Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington is going in for a checkup. Rumor has it Marcia Strassman is in ill-health.

http://copingmag.com/cwc/index.php/celebrities/celebrity_article/marcia_strassman

Lumpy
08-14-2012, 11:32 AM
Vinnie: "Yo, Mister Kotter, did Horshack jump off the Brooklyn Bridge or something?"

Mister Kotter: "You're confused, he just joined the cult of Baba Bebe and it weakened his heart."

Vinnie: "Oh, so he's like, ok and stuff?"

Mister Kotter: "No, Vinnie. He died from a heart attack."

Vinnie: "Is his body still warm?"

RIP Horshack! :(

Ace Gunner
08-14-2012, 11:48 AM
Which sadly turned out to be an oxygen intubation.

pretty much. Though it appears he may have died at home. When I die, I hope it is not at a hospital with all that gobbly goop in me.

Gonzo
08-14-2012, 11:52 AM
It would have been more fitting if Mr. Kotter had broke this story here. DAMN you Laz. :cuss:





:)

Laz is a Kotter mult.

Rain Man
08-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Laz is a Kotter mult.

That explains why Kotter keeps telling me those stories about his Uncle Laz.

Radar Chief
08-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Wow! RIP. I loved that show as a kid.

Gawd Iím getting old.
RIP Horshack.

morphius
08-14-2012, 01:29 PM
I just introduced my kids to Darkwing Duck last month. RIP.

Ace Gunner
08-14-2012, 01:43 PM
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Baby Lee
08-14-2012, 01:45 PM
Stay Down Bitch!!

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Too soon?

Dragonocho
08-14-2012, 02:25 PM
Bring him in for a look?

RIP Arnold Horshack

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-14-2012, 03:30 PM
RIP.

Al Bundy
08-14-2012, 04:46 PM
I remember Jason Voorhees sticking a giant blade right through him.