Horshack Of ‘Welcome Back Kotter’ Died SAME Year As His Co-Star From THIS

Posted On : September 29, 2016

Many of us old schoolers could never forget the Welcome Back Kotter” character, “Arnold Horshack” played by Ron Palillo. “Horshack” was part of the ‘Sweathogs’ crew in “Mr. Kotter’s” class and his character cracked us up to no end back in the day – every time he laughed that weird laugh, or when he would hit “Mr. Kotter” with the “Ooh, Ooh Ooh!” while raising his hand to get “Kotter’s” attention if he thought he knew the answer to something in class. All of it was “Horshack’s” signature style that no other actor would have been better suited for other than Palillo. Although reminiscing about those “Kotter” episodes brings back some incredible old school memories, many we all were saddened and many others never even knew that Palillo passed away in 2012. See what happened to him below…

PALILLO DIED OF A SUDDEN HEART ATTACK

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There were no warning signs, nor illnesses, according to Ron Palillo's family and friends, but the heart attack stuck all of sudden and claimed his life at the age of 63 in 2012- the second time in the same year tragedy struck the "Welcome Back Kotter" class.
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Reportedly it was Palillo's partner, Joseph Gramm (pictured below), who found Palillo on the floor of their West Palm Beach, FL home unresponsive, when he tried to give him CPR to no avail. Palillo was pronounced dead at the hospital. He had no children, but did have two brothers and one sister still living at the time.
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Prior to his death he was so full of life and lit up every rom he stepped into with his welcoming personality and he will continue to be sorely missed by millions of fans across the world.
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