R.I.P Different World Star Lou “Mr. Gaines” Myers Passes Away At Age 77

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Lou Myers

Damn, damn, damn, “Mr. Gaines”…

Different World Actor Lou Myers Dead At Age 77

According to TMZ reports

“A Different World” Star Lou Myers — famous for playing Mr. Vernon Gaines on the 80s show — has died, TMZ has learned.

The President of Lou’s non-profit tells TMZ, Lou passed away last night in West Virginia at the Charleston Medical Center following a heart-related emergency.

Lou was hospitalized in December for pneumonia but released after New Year’s. He collapsed at home a few weeks later and was hospitalized again.

Lou’s heart stopped yesterday. Doctors were able to revive him, but he fell into a coma and passed just hours later. He was 77.

And yes, his Wikipedia and IMDb pages are incorrect. We’re told he lied about his age. According to official records, Lou’s birthday was September 26, 1935. As one source put it, “You know how actors are.”

R.I.P. to Lou Myers and condolences to the Myers family. Never fear, we’re sure Lou is in the “Pit” in the sky smiling down on all of us.

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