RIP Arnold Horshak

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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