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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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speakMYbrain    

BONER BAIN!^

616 days ago
62.

MJ    

I remember him well as Maude and Walter's neighbor, Arthur Harmon, he was married to Viv, aka Rue McClanahan, aka Blanche Devereux. Thanks for the memories, you were great!

616 days ago
63.

Jay W.     

Thanks for the memories. RIP

615 days ago
64.

Gwyan Porter    

R.IP & HEAVEN GOD FINALLY U HOME STILL TOO SOON BUT I ENJOYED UR SHOW & U WILL B SADLY MISSED<3

615 days ago
65.

mark    

the funny thing is gary coleman died before he did, i guess death dont go by age.....

615 days ago
66.

hi    

Great view on downtown Manhattan,thanks for the memories

615 days ago
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Philo Beddoe    

R.I.P. Mr. D. Many fond memories growing up watching Different Strokes, although the Gordon Jump Bicycle Shop episode was some freaky cutting edge stuff for a comedy. Poor Dudley.

615 days ago
68.

Keith    

Oh noes, Willis you're next!

615 days ago
69.

ComicRobBissell    

Reports are he didnt suffer from just one but from different strokes

613 days ago
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Poetess13    

Rest in peace sweet angel...

612 days ago
71.

Cindy    

He was an excellent role model for all of us.

612 days ago
72.

Classylady    

I heard he fathered a biracial child. Guess he ♥ black women. Latinos rock

612 days ago
73.

lighthouse    

So sad to hear that mr. Drummond has passed away :-( i grew up watching him along with Gary Coleman, Tod Bridges, Dana Plato, and Ms. Garrett. Now hes with Gary and Dana. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time of sorrow.

612 days ago
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carolann    

wow someone i grew up watching as a kid ... rest in peace ... will forever remember the glory days

612 days ago
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Bobby    

Now this is one actor I really like, so sad about his death.

612 days ago
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