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Todd Bridges

'Deeply Saddened'

By Conrad Bain Death

1/16/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Diff'rent Strokes" star Todd Bridges is inconsolable in the wake of Conrad Bain's death -- telling TMZ, he just spoke to Bain last week and everything seemed fine.

Bridges tells us, "I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Conrad as we were looking forward to celebrating his 90th birthday next month."

He added, "In addition to being a positive and supportive father figure both on and off-screen, Conrad was well-loved and made going to work each day enjoyable for all of us. He will be missed, but never forgotten."

TMZ broke the story ... Bain -- who played Phillip Drummond on the iconic show -- passed away Monday at a retirement home in Livermore, CA. He was 89.

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lola_uk    

He had his whole life in front of him. RIP

560 days ago
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EasilyHard    

That sux

560 days ago
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manbearpig    

well said mr. bridges- manbearpig approves.

560 days ago
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DaveT    

Gotta be hard for Todd, the very sad way Dana Plato died after the no-life mire dwelling filth callers talked to her on the Howard Stern show, and the sad way Gary Coleman went out after the fickle idiotic public buried him in insults and made him their target.
On the brighter side at least you got a chance to see and visit with Conrad before he passed, that's much better than the way it usually goes, where we don't get in touch with a person for years, but intend to, but don't, and then they pass away. That's rough, much better ending when we've had the privilege of keeping in touch before they pass.

560 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Conrad Bain knows, watcha talkin 'bout Willus

560 days ago
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aquanet    

Who would have ever thought Todd Bridges would be the last one left?

Rock on Zsa Zsa. Rock on.

560 days ago
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Menace to society     

One of my favorite shows growing up RIP

560 days ago
8.

BSname    

Who would have thought Todd Bridges would survive the other 3?

560 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Conrad Bain was a nice white man.

560 days ago
10.

Cool Papa    

This is the best day of Todd Bridges' life until Charlotte Rae kicks.

560 days ago
11.

Abyss316    

Todd Bridges is the only one who is still working. Something is wrong with that..

560 days ago
12.

Mike    

At least Todd Bridges seems to have conquered his drug problems. I'm sure he's glad he's still alive. Hopefully, Todd is getting some good jobs in the industry nowadays ... either acting or behind the cameras, etc. He seems to be a good guy.

560 days ago
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wow    

wounder how he feels being the only living person from that show is still alive.. and there was a time where he could have gone down the wrong path and ended up like Dana.. where i am glad to see him still with us.. and doing well.. may he live a long happy life.. todd bridges

560 days ago
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michael    

I wonder if Baine ever got the children drunk and touched them inappropriately. Arnold would have been like midget/grandpa/gay porn.

560 days ago
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michael    

I wonder if Baine ever got the children drunk and touched them inappropriately. Arnold would have been like midget/grandpa/gay porn.

560 days ago
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