Lou Myers, “Different World” Actor, Dies at Age 76 in West Virginia

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Lou Myers, “Different World” Actor, Dies at Age 76 in West Virginia

Actor Lou Myers, 76, who will be remembered for his role as restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the popular series “A Different World,” died Tuesday night at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia.

Lou Myers had reportedly been in and out of the hospital before Christmas and had recently collapsed. An autopsy is planned.

Myers’  acting credits include NYPD Blues, The Cosby Show, Touched by an Angel, among others. He also appeared in several films, including Tin Cup, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Wedding Planner and more.

A Different World, which ran from 1987-93, originally starred Lisa Bonet from The Cosby Show fame. Lou Myers said he owed his introduction to Hollywood to Bill Cosby.