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Lou Myers b&wActor Lou Myers, who played Mr. Vernon Gaines on the 80s show “A Different World” has died.

The president of his non-profit organization told TMZ, “Myers passed away Tuesday night in West Virginia at the Charleston Medical Center following a heart-related emergency”.

Lou 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 passed hours later. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the official cause of death.

Lou Myers was 77. He is survived by his son and his 95-year-old mother.

Myers was an Army veteran and will receive a military burial in West Virginia.

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