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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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stu    

Maude was a better show. Say hi to Vivien up there Arthur.

590 days ago
17.

michael    

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

590 days ago
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DeeMaree    

I thought some people posted this guy was dead. Tmz has contacts but I never realized they were that good!!

590 days ago
19.

GreyWolf    

I'd be distraught also. He's the only surviving cast member left from the show. Oh now wait, there is Mrs. Garrett and that little kid who played Sam and Mary Ann Mobley. But they weren't the original cast of the show though. Anyway, R.I.P. Mr. Bain.

590 days ago
20.

the_truth_hurts    

sad the junkie out lived the entire cast

590 days ago
21.

D-INCARNATION    

Is that the guy on the left who sharded himself at the White House and wrote a book about it ?

590 days ago
22.

blackcockus    

Is Jeff Bridges pregnant? Congratulations my brother.

590 days ago
23.

MJ    

Very nice comments Todd. He's come through the child star issues a little beat up, but he seems grounded now. It must have been hard making all that money and playing second banana to Arnold.Typecast to the nth. Good for him, I would love to see him acting.

590 days ago
24.

Vivian Wheatley    

No great loss.
Just another dead white man

578 days ago
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