We’ll Miss You Mr. Gaines! ‘A Different World’ Star Lou Myers Passes Away At 77

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February 21, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Lou Myers, better known to the TV world as Vernon Gaines, died at age 77. (Source: Gumbumper.com)

Unfortunately, there is some sad news to report on this morning. Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role in sitcom A Different World , has passed away, reports TMZ.

The President of Lou’s non-profit organization revealed that the 77-year-old actor passed away Tuesday night at the Charleston Medical Center, which is located in West Virginia, as a result of some form of heart failure. According to reports, his heart stopped, and although doctors were able to revive him, he slipped into a coma and eventually passed away only hours later.

Lou’s serious medical woes appear to have began towards the end of last year when he came down with pneumonia. Following his hospitalization for the illness, he collapsed at his home, only weeks after his New Years release and was hospitalized again.

Although Lou is known for his role in A Different World, he has also appeared on television series such as NYPD Blue, The Cosby Show, E.R., and Touched By An Angel, in addition to a host of filmsHe also appeared in Broadway stage play, The Color Purple.

Due to his service in the United States Army, he will receive a military burial in West Virginia. Lou is survived by his son and 95-year-old mother.

We send our prayers to the Myers family.

 

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.

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  • shame on you

    your work here is done ”REST IN PEACE….MR. GAINS

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/thesapphireempress96?feature=results_main A.J.

    I always loved Lou Myers, and I’m definitely going to miss him. We all know someone like Mr. Gaines.

  • HoneyDipp

    Man, that show is a timeless classic… Rest in paradise Lou.

  • HoneyDipp

    Man, that show is a timeless classic… Rest in paradise Lou.

  • Donna

    RIP Lou.. We miss and love you!

  • IllyPhilly

    Rest well.

  • Sagittarius81

    I happened to watch ADW yesterday and a hour later, I heard about his death on Facebook. RIP Mr. Gaines.

  • AmyFinehouse

    Mr. Gaines ! :(

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