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“WELCOME BACK KOTTER” STAR DIES AT 60, ROBERT HEGYES A.K.A. JUAN EPSTEIN

26 Jan

It was sad to hear that one of my favorites from the cast of “Welcome Back Kotter” died today. Robert Hegyes played the fun-loving Jewish Puerto Rican “Juan Epstein”, and one of the “Sweathogs”, in the 70’s hit sitcom.  

According to news reports, he suffered from a sudden heart attack in his New Jersey home.  Hegyes was only 60-year-old.

It was one of my favorite shows as a kid and he was extremely talented and funny.  The show pushed his co-star John Travolta to mega stardom and also starred Gabe Kaplan.

R.I.P Robert…your show will continue to keep us laughing for many years to come.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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One response to ““WELCOME BACK KOTTER” STAR DIES AT 60, ROBERT HEGYES A.K.A. JUAN EPSTEIN

  1. barbara

    January 27, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Wow, I liked that show too. Too bad it was never in all the re-runs on ME TV. Maybe now that he is dead they will remember him and start some of those re-runs. You can tell that the people programing the shows are young and can’t relate to the old humor. It was clean, seldom sexual and yet very funny.

     

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