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'Diff'rent Strokes' Star

Conrad Bain Dead at 89

1/16/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Actor Conrad Bain -- who famously played father figure Phillip Drummond on "Diff'rent Strokes" -- has passed away. He was 89.

Bain family sources tell TMZ, Bain died Monday night at a retirement home in Livermore, CA from natural causes.

We spoke with Bain's daughter Jennifer who tells us, "He was an amazing person. He was a lot like Mr. Drummond, but much more interesting in real life. He was an amazing father."

Bain -- who became a household name starring opposite Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the iconic 80s series -- is survived by his three sons and one daughter. He also has a surviving twin brother Bonar Bain.



Bain's daughter says he spent his last few days with his family. Bain would have turned 90 on February 4th.

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Spilled Milk    

R.i.p. Mr. Drummond

644 days ago
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Kelster    

:( very sad....rest in peace

644 days ago
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Laura    

Rest in peace.

644 days ago
4.

Gretel    

God bless him. He was almost 90. RIP
"Mr Drummond"

644 days ago
5.

Criss    

He was only 89? He looked like he was in his 80s in the 80s!
Either way, rest in peace sir!

644 days ago
6.

V    

R.I.P. and God's blessings to the family.

644 days ago
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nv89436    

Weird that he outlived Gary Coleman.

644 days ago
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really! really?    

He played the role of Mr. Drummond very well. He made it seem like we were all his children. RIP. His brother's name was Bonar Bain? What were his parents thinking?

644 days ago
9.

Carl    

RIP Mr. D. Who'd have thought he'd outlive two of the three kids on the show?

644 days ago
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Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Rip it's a blessing to live to be almost 90

644 days ago
11.

Wow ...    

R.I.P. Thanks for the memories! Condolences to his family, friends and fans.

644 days ago
12.

sunshine35    

R.i.p. mr. D

644 days ago
13.

liz    

How sad. I watch him on the show "Maude" everyday with my grandma

644 days ago
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BabyBubba    

I thought that he had died years ago. RIP. Also, he was also on the sitcom Maude in the 70's.

644 days ago
15.

Barbara    

A long life, and a happy one it seems. Outlived 2 of the cast members on that show.

644 days ago
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