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Actor Ron Palillo diesActor Ron Palillo has passed away suddenly at the age of 63. He died at his Florida home early this morning, according to his friend Stacy Sacco. Jacqueline Stander, an agent for Palillo, told NBC that the actor had a heart attack and passed away in his sleep.

He was best known for playing “Sweathog” Arnold Dingfelder Horshak on the hit TV series Welcome Back, Kotter. The show aired from 1975-79 on ABC and featured a young John Travolta as well as Gabe Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White, Robert Hegyes, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Melonie Haller, and Stephen Shortridge.

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Welcome Back Kotter: Robert Hegyes Dies; Goodbye Juan Epstein

January 26, 2012
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Welcome Back Kotter reunion

Welcome Back, Kotter: Watch the Sitcom Cast Reunion

April 13, 2011
Over the weekend, the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter reunited for the annual TV Land Awards — Gabe Kaplan (“Mr. Kotter”), John Travolta (“Vinnie Barbarino”), Read more . . .
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TV Land Awards Reunite Casts of Family Ties, The Cosby Show, The Facts of Life, and Welcome Back, Kotter

April 11, 2011
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<em>The Facts of Life:</em> A Full Cast Reunion for the TV Land Awards

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March 16, 2011
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<em>Welcome Back, Kotter:</em> John Travolta and Cast to Reunite for TV Land Awards

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March 4, 2011
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February 15, 2009
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Welcome Back, Kotter

Welcome Back, Kotter

Gabe Kotter (Gabe Kaplan) returns to his alma matre, James Buchanan High, to teach a group of unruly, remedial teens referred to as "Sweathogs." Having been a Sweathog himself in his younger years, Kotter empathizes with his students.
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