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 Lou Myers dies - 'A Different World' star's final film 'Dreams' was just released
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By Molly Chance February 20, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Actor Lou Myers, who was best known as Vernon Gaines on NBC sitcom "A Different World" has passed away.

According to a report by TMZ, Myers was hospitalized in December for pneumonia. A few weeks after his release, he collapsed at home and returned to the hospital. On Feb. 19, Mr. Myers' heart stopped.

Though doctors at Charleston Medical Center in West Virginia initially revived Myers, he slipped into a coma and died hours later.

Myers' most recent role was in a move called "Dreams," released on Feb. 1. He can be seen in the film's trailer below. His previous credits included "All About the Andersons," "NYPD Blue," and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back." Myers also received the NAACP Image Award for his role in the play, "King Hedley II."

Though the birth date on Myers' IMBb page reflects the actor's age at death as 67, sources tell TMZ his true birth date was 10 years earlier, September 26, 1935. Official cause of death will be determined by autopsy.

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R.I.P. Lou, cool brotha.




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R.I.P Mr Gaines . . . "THEY f!ghtING CALL 1-1-9, CALL 1-1-9"
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Damn.... sad news. Always liked his character on a different world. RIP
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R.I.P. Lou, cool bortha.





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Damn... sad to see Mr. Gains go

RIP
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Damn, RIP
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Not Mr. Gaines.
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r.i.p.
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RIP Mr. Gaines. He gave Kim a loan so she could stay at Hillman and this bi*ch was almost too proud to take it
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OH sh*t! I thought my homeboy was bullsh*ttin!

A Different World one of my favorite shows ever!

RIP Brother
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damn, r.i.p mr. gaines, i still watch a different world
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RIP. Back when black shows were actually watchable. Not that Tyler Perry bullsh*t we have now...
Real Talk!! We have regressed so much.
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Real Talk!! We have regressed so much.
Muthafuhkas hate on any and everything that has to do with African Americans then have the nerve to say we regressed.
This section only likes n*ggas when their coupled with white folks.
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Dwayne Wayne won.
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damn RIP

Mr. Gaines was an entertaining character
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It's not fair man.........not Mr. Gaines

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