Gay Actor Ron “Horshack” Palillo Dies.
strong>Well, there goes another part of my youth. I did like ‘Welcome back, Kotter’ lots. Gods, seems like everyone is dying.
Ron Palillo — the actor who played Horshack on “Welcome Back, Kotter” — died this morning at his home near Palm Beach, FL from an apparent heart attack … this according to someone close to the actor.
We’re told Palillo was found by his partner of many years Joseph Gramm around 4:00 AM. Gramm called an ambulance and Palillo was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
We’re told the heart attack was very unexpected. Palillo was 63.