Mr. GainesRemember that show you used to watch that got you all giddy about historically black colleges? Yes, “A Different World”. Today we remember Lou Meyers, the man who played Mr. Vernon Gaines’  in the hit sitcom. He passed at the age of 77.

According to TMZ, Myers  was admitted to the Charleston Medical Center in West Virginia before he died from heart failure while he was in a coma. Myers reportedly dealt with a series of health issues as he aged, including a bout of pneumonia towards the end of last year.

Gaines will be consistently remembered for the tough love he dealt his collegiate companions on one of the most popular African-American sitcoms to play on television. Although he began his acting career on Broadway, Gaines was similarly typecast in roles of older men. He will surely be missed.

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  • One actor in a perfect cast. R.I.P. You will be missed.

  • I wonder…

    How sad. I always loved his character; I used to wish he was my grandpa. May he rest in peace!

  • Fantastico

    rip

  • LOVE his character especially when the character’s wife was on screen with him…lol! May Mr. Lou Myers rest in peace!

  • opinionatedgal

    R.I.P. indeed.