Actor Lou Myers, 76, best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series A Different World, has died.
Tonia McDonald of Mr. Myers' nonprofit, Global Business Incubation Inc., said the actor died Tuesday night at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia. McDonald said Mr. Myers had been in and out of the hospital since before Christmas and collapsed recently. An autopsy was planned.
His TV credits included NYPD Blue, E.R., and The Cosby Show. He also appeared in a number of films, including Tin Cup, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.