Home - by BigFurHat - August 14, 2012 - 16:36 America/New_York - 23 Comments
Ron “Horshack” Palillo dead of a heart attack at 63
August 14th, 2012
he went to the grave never letting us know if John Travolta ever groped him.
Died falling from his platofrm shoes
One less on Medicare
Let’s start a Welcome Back Kotter death pool.
Robert Hegyes – status “out”
John Sylvester White – status “out”
Ron Palilo – status “out”
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs – status “in”
Gabe Kaplan – status “in” but leaning outward
John Travolta – status “Still in the closet”
Shows like that in the 70s are the reason I still don’t watch much TV. Thanks, guys!
That was a horrible show. The only part I liked was the theme song.
Still think that crooked NV woman looks like him.
ah, I don’t think he ever did any harm. RIP.
@Will Profit – There’s a pretty good chance it happened since Pallillo was openly gay. Thank God Travolta didn’t drag him into Scientology, or maybe he tried and Pallillo and the rest had more common sense to stay away.
Most people are not aware that Ron was British and also a Shakespearean actor of great renown.
Naw, jus’ joshin’ ya!
I don’t think he ever recovered from the Screech vs. Horshack fight.
@The Doktor, you’re not that far off the mark.
I just read his bio on Wiki, and was quite surprised to learn that he did theater in New York in the ’90s. Actually played Mozart in “Amadeus” and George in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”. As recently as 2008, he did a charity event on Broadway for people with AIDS. I’m glad he was still able to work at his craft.
His widow Huma must be crushed.
The only good part of that show was Kotter’s wife. She was hot, in a librarian kind of way…
Horshak & 64. Two things that, taken together, just creep the Hell out of me.
That’s too bad, only because I’LL BE 63 ON THURSDAY!!!
I’m not worried, being in so much better shape than everyone younger at work – BP 110/66, heart rate 56, only weigh about 5 lbs. more than I did in basic training 1968….
Crap! I might live forever! Oh, well – someone has to pay for all the moochers & free riders….
Friend of the family
Fuck off on Welcome Back Cotter. Not every in the Seventies had the luxury of then new and expensive cable. It was one of the few shows I did enjoy. The cast was great, queers or not. Not your memories, then take shit or something.
I’s so mad I misspelled Kotter. RIP Ron Palillo.
It’s weird to read about so many of the people I grew up watching or listening to in my youth starting to die off. I’m a few years younger than he was, but it is always a reminder to take the time to appreciate life aside from all the bullshit.
RIP Ron Palillo
Lighten up Francis!
I don’t smoke or drink, though I used too. I hate pills and weed makes me laugh. That’s what I need. A joint.
August 15th, 2012
Up his nose with a rubber hose.
August 19th, 2012
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