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Ron Palillo, Kotter's Arnold Horshack Dies At 63

Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:24 pm

Another celebrity death and this one involves another member of the Welcome Back Kotter cast.

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=750486

Exerpts from the link:

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.
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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 said he came up with Horshack's trademark, an overly excited "ooh ooh!"
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RE: Ron Palillo, Kotter's Arnold Horshack Dies At 63

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:52 pm

RIP Arnold

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Epstein's mother


Juan Epstein (Robert Hegyes) also died earlier this year.
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RE: Ron Palillo, Kotter's Arnold Horshack Dies At 63

Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:18 am

So sad - I wonder if Gabe Kaplan expected he'd outlive two of the Sweathogs.

(Wait - did he? I know not of Gabe Kaplan's current status.)

Now it's up to Barbarino and Freddie Boom-Boom Washington to carry the torch. (Hiii there!!)
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RE: Ron Palillo, Kotter's Arnold Horshack Dies At 63

Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:09 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
I wonder if Gabe Kaplan expected he'd outlive two of the Sweathogs.

He's actually the third Sweathog to die. Rosalie "Hotsie" Totsie, a "minor" Sweathog, died in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debralee_Scott
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RE: Ron Palillo, Kotter's Arnold Horshack Dies At 63

Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:19 am

Thank you for that link!! She had an interesting story - so sad about losing her husband in the 9/11 attacks, and then she and her sister dying.  

  
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