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FEB 21, 2013 - Vibe

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'A Different World' Star Lou Myer Dead at 77

Best known as the restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on A Different World, we pour out a bit of blue milk for actor/singer Lou Myers. Myers passed away yesterday after a bout with an illness. The 76-year-old Chesapeake, West Virginia native had returned to the state and lived in the Charleston, W. VA area. If you were around and watching a TV from 1988-1993, you witnessed how big of an influence Lou Myers had within the Black college community. As Mr. Gaines, Myers appeared as the affable, stern, yet always on time owner and manager of The Pit—a hangout on Hillman College campus. He also appeared ... Read More

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