Tuesday, August 14, 2012

RIP Arnold Horshak

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Ron Palillo, far right, with the cast of Welcome Back Kotter
  • Ron Palillo, far right, with the cast of Welcome Back Kotter

Ron Palillo, the actor who played Arnold Horshak on '70s TV show Welcome Back Kotter, has died. The 63-year-old actor reportedly had a heart attack.

Before his untimely death, Palillo had been teaching acting to high school kids at a charter school in West Palm Beach – more than likely to a bunch of kids who never knew who the Sweathogs were before they met him.

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