Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ron Palillo, dead at 63

"Welcome Back, Kotter" fans are mourning the loss of Ron Palillo, who<a href='' target='_blank'> died</a> of a heart attack Tuesday at 63. As Arnold Horshack, one of the "Sweathogs," on the ABC series, Palillo was beloved by viewers for his unique laugh and "Oooh! Oooh!" catchphrase.

Good Christ, I remember watching Ron Palillo (“Horshack”) live in the 5th grade … he was young then … and it wasn’t too long ago … and now he’s dead. Time is a bastard motherfucker.

They’re not saying what he died of … yet. I know he turned to God because he couldn’t find a gig after "Welcome Back, Kotter." I’m sure he had a miserable life. His poor costar Robert Hegyes (“Epstein”) died young too.

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