Lou Myers from 'A Different World' dies at 76
Lou Myers, the actor best known to '80s fans for playing restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World, has died, the Associated Press reports. The 76-year-old actor died Tuesday in West Virginia, where he had been in and out of the hospital for much of the last few months.
Among his TV credits were roles on NYPD Blue, E.R., The Cosby Show and Touched by an Angel. He also had roles in several movies, including Tin Cup and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
A Different World ran from 1987-93.