The Welcome Back, Kotter cast is one step closer to reuniting up in heaven, because 7 months after Epstein’s afro halo carried him up to the afterlife, Horshack has joined him. TMZ says that Ron Palillo’s partner of many years Joseph Gramm found him unconscious at their home near Palm Beach, FL at around 4 this morning. Joseph called for an ambulance and Ron was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late and he was pronounced dead when he got there. Ron was 63.
TMZ is hearing that Ron suffered a heart attack and everyone around him is shocked, because he seemed like he was in good health. Ron, who was a serious smoker, was supposed to visit the doctor today, because for the past few days he had a bitch of a cough.
Besides playing Horshack for the entire run of Welcome Back, Kotter, Ron was also in a few episodes of Ellen and did voice work on Darkwing Duck. But I will forever remember Horshack as the lucky dude who got to fist punch Screech in his ugly annoying face on that mess of a reality show known as Celebrity Boxing.
Rest in peace, Arnold Dingfelder Horshack. You’ll always be my favorite WBK character, and yes it’s because your last name is whore shack.
And just in case the death of WBK cast members comes in threes, a harem of male massage therapists better form a prayer circle jerk around John Travolta.