Welcome Back Kotter’s ‘Horseshack’ Ron Palillo Dead at 63

By on August 14, 2012

Ron Palillo of “Welcome Back, Kotter” fame has died at 63. ¬† Widely remembered for his role as Arnold Horseshack in the sitcom, the actor passed away Tuesday morning, after suffering a heart attack at his home.

Palillo was found by his partner of 41 years, retired actor Joseph Gramm, before being transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The actor’s agent, Scott Stander, told CNN,

Palillo was “upbeat, fun, a great friend who loved theater, loved the fans and had a great sense of humor.”

Palillo starred alongside John Travolta and Gabe Kaplan.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.


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