Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ron Palillo, TV's Arnold Horshack, R. I. P.

Ron Palillo, the actor best remembered for playing nerdy Sweathog Arnold Horshack on the 1970's TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, passed away on Tuesday after suffering an apparent heart attack at his Palm Beach Gardens, Florida home at age 63.

Mr. Palillo became the second actor who played the role of a Sweathog on the ABC sitcom headlined and co-created by Gabe Kaplan to pass away this year, with Robert "Juan Epstein" Hegyes having suffered a fatal heart attack at age 60 this past January.

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