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Lou Myers

On TV’s “A Different World” – the “Cosby Show” spinoff which aired from 1987 to 1993 – Lou Myers played Mr. Gaines, the short-tempered owner of college hotspot The Pit. He appeared in many other TV shows, from “ER” to “NYPD Blue,” and more than a dozen movies, including “The Wedding Planner” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” Myers also appeared on Broadway in Oprah Winfrey’s production of “The Color Purple.” After battling an illness for several months, the actor died at a hospital in his home state of West Virginia on February 20. He was 77.

Celebrities We Lost in 2013

Remembering Paul Walker, James Gandolfini, Dennis Farina, Cory Monteith, and the other stars who faded away forever in 2013.