Rest in Peace: Ron Palillo
To the mainstream world he's best known as Horshack from "Welcome Back, Kotter," but to horror fans he'll always be Allen Hawes in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI . Ron Palillo has passed away at age 63 from a heart attack.
Per TMZ, Palillo died this morning at his home near Palm Beach, Florida. He 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.
Pilillo's other genre appearances include The Curse of Micah Rood, Trees 2: The Root of All Evil, and Hellgate.
Coincidentally, Palillo's "Kotter" co-star Robert Hegyes -- who played Epstein -- also passed away earlier this year after suffering a heart attack.
We here at Dread Central send our condolences to Ron's friends and family. "Ooh ooh ooh, Mr. Palillo!" You will be missed.
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