Horshack From ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Died

Wednesday, August 15 by
Sweathog reunion in heaven.  

Pour some out for a classic American character actor, why don’t you?

At the age of 63, actor Ron Palillo has suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving the world with one less beloved Sweathog. Though he was known for the one role and later in his career blamed his inability to get new work on The Curse of The Horshack, he later found success as an off-Broadway actor and even wrote a children’s book.

At the time of his death, Palillo resided in Florida, where he taught acting, and, let’s face it, presumably dished about how weird John Travolta was, even back then.

And for that presumed Travolta-bashing, he will be missed.

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