Lou Myers, best known for his role in 'A Different World,' passed away at 77

By Gina DiFalco,

Lou Myers, best known for his role on A Different World, has passed away at the age of 77.

Myers passed away from a heart-related emergency at the Charleston Medical Center in West Virginia, an autopsy will uncover the official cause of his death.

TMZ reports that Myers was hospitalized in December for pneumonia but was back home again at the start of this year. Doctors were unable to revive him, however, when he fell into a coma after his heart stopped on Tuesday night.

The Charleston Gazette reports that Myers was the son of a Cabin Creek coal miner and he was born in Chesapeake, W.V. He is survived by his 95-year-old mother Dorothy Jeffries, his son Melvin Myers, and two grandsons, Brayden and Christian.

Myers was a regular on Broadway, finishing his fifth and last stint in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He got his big break as an understudy in the play The First Breeze of Summer.



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