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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