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"Welcome Back Kotter"

'Epstein' Actor Robert Hegyes

Dead at 60

1/26/2012 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Hegyes DeadActor Robert Hegyes, one of the stars of the 70s sitcom "Welcome Back Kotter" died today of an apparent heart attack.

Hegyes was best known for his role as the Puerto Rican-Jew on that show -- Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein. Epstein for short.

Hegyes reunited with John Travolta and the rest of the Sweathogs last year to accept TV Land's 35th Anniversary Award.

He also co-starred on the hit drama, "Cagney and Lacey."

Hegyes was in his New Jersey home this morning when he suffered the heart attack. He died at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. He was 60 years old.

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Jennyy    

R.I.P. Epstein, you left us too early.

998 days ago
17.

remy    

why doesn't anybody show reruns of this show?

998 days ago
18.

Dave    

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hegyes

Says he was a cousin to Jon Bon Jovi???

998 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Right now God probably received a note from Epstein's mother but he was going to let him in anyway, He joins Mr Woodman and Hotsie Totsie in heaven RIP Mr Epstein

998 days ago
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Jovigirl333    

http://roberthegyes.com/guest2.jpg
Dave, here's a link. Its from Robert's website.

RIP Robert

998 days ago
21.

princesspr    

ooooh no....I still see him walking up to Mr. Kotter with a note from his mother:-)

998 days ago
22.

Alphabeter    

Does he have a note from his mother?

997 days ago
23.

Unpredictable Chaos     

Dang!!!....he was so sexy. The best looking Latino on TV during that era by far. Long hair, enchanting smile, dark, burning eyes, with a big, sweet ASS that just jumped out at you. I always wanted to do him…hard.
Rest in Peace Epstein!

997 days ago
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cjs    

He was my FAVORITE !! I hope in his casket there is a note from Epsteins Mother.

997 days ago
25.

Delaware D    

So sad. I had his doll from Kotter. RIP, brother.

997 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I spent my teen years watching and laughing at this terribly funny show. Rest in Peace, Mr. Robert and thanks for the laughs.

997 days ago
27.

Adamo    

It REALLY SUCKS to lose childhood heroe!!! I LOVED THAT SHOW!!! He should've been a VEGAN!!! (movie-"FORKS OVER KNIVES") then JUAN would've WON!!!

997 days ago
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Wwwjawswww    

Sooo sad R.I.P.

997 days ago
29.

CloBird    

RIP
I remember "Welcome Back, Kotter."

997 days ago
30.

ChrisBrewer    

Laughing is the best gift granted by the God and make people laughing is a good respect and benefit to them.

Make Women Laugh And Fall In Love. Secrets Of Attracting Women With Humor.>

997 days ago
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