14 août 2012
Ron Palillo had died!...
Ron Palillo, best known for his role as Arnold Horshack on the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," had died, the Palm Beach Post reports. He was 63.
He died at 4:30 a.m. at his Palm Beach Gardens home, a friend, Stacy Sacco, told the paper.
Palillo had been teaching at the G-Star Academy, a Florida charter school. He previously taught at his alma mater, the University of Connecticut, according to Corporate Artists, which employed him for speaking gigs.
He played the goofy Horshack from 1975 to 1979 on "Kotter," which starred Gabe Kaplan as a hip but beleaguered teacher who presided over a classroom that also included a young John Travolta.
Palillo was also a pen-and-ink artist who worked under his full name, Ronald G. Palillo. He said he used it as a tribute to his father.
He is survived by his partner of 41 years, Joseph Gramm, a retired