Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lou Myers Dead At 77

"A Different World" Star Lou Myers - best known for portraying Mr. Vernon Gaines on the 80s show - has reportedly passed away.






The President of Lou's non-profit revealed to celebrity website TMZ, Lou died last night in West Virginia at the Charleston Medical Center following a heart-related emergency.


Lou, 77, 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 died just hours later. 


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


It has to be noted that his Wikipedia and IMDb pages are incorrect. According to reports, Lou 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."

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the official cause of death.

Lou, who served in the Army, will receive a military burial in West Virginia. He is survived by his son and his 95-year-old mother.



R.I.P Lou Myers


Photo credit: Getty Images


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