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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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46.

verlinda    

R.I.P. Conrad... you will be missed

613 days ago
47.

burt    

i thought he was already dead.

613 days ago
48.

Gwyan Porter    

R.i.p. Mr. Drummond and GOD BLESS YOU and your family. He was a wonderful man to watch on T.V. I never new my DAD but if i did i hope he would have been loving and caring like Mr. Drummond

613 days ago
49.

Fay    

He was a wonderful person and treated everyone with nothing but respect and kindness. May he rest in peace.

613 days ago
50.

Lyn    

I loved him. RIP.

But what was unclear about his death -- on AOL's title

613 days ago
51.

myopinion    

RIP Conrad Bain

612 days ago
52.

olu32    

May he Rest in Peace

612 days ago
53.

anon    

R.I.P. Mr. Conrad Bain.

612 days ago
54.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Subtle, underrated actor. Swell guy. I'll have to look up imdb for a movie he did where he played a bad guy. Just a really top-shelf s***bag. TV lost another bright light.

612 days ago
55.

Tom L    

Oh Connie, you were wonderful and we will miss you so much!
your friend Tom.

612 days ago
56.

Dee    

R.I.P. Mr. Bain

612 days ago
57.

AgentBlonde    

Wow, what a bummer. RIP, Mr. Drummond.

612 days ago
58.

jarrollin    

Whoever thought Todd Bridges would win this one?

612 days ago
59.

Lennie    

what you talking about TMZ

612 days ago
60.

Lennie    

What's you talking TMZ

612 days ago
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