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'A Different World' star Lou Myers dies

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Beloved TV star Lou Myers has died following heart surgery in West Virginia.

The star of "A Different World" (which was a spin-off of "The Cosby Show") passed away at the Charleston Medical Center on Tuesday night, aged 77.

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Myers played Mr. Vernon Gaines on the hit '80s comedy.

The actor was hospitalized in January after collapsing at his home.

TMZ reports Myers fell into a coma on Tuesday and was declared dead hours later.

He also appeared in the films "Volcano," "Tin Cup" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."