Lou Myers dies at 77
Famed actor Lou Myers who played Mr. Vernon Gaines on the hit show A DIFFERENT WORLD in the 80’s, which was the spin-off to THE COSBY SHOW has passed. The actor had been hospitalized back in January, after he collapsed at his home. Mr Myers fell into a coma this pass Tuesday, but hours later he was declared dead. Lou Myers was admitted to Charleston Medical Center where he had been frequently admitted since Christmas, and had recently undergone heart surgery.
An autopsy is planned to find out the exact cause of death.
Lou Myers was a veteran actor with a career that spanned five decades, on the small and big screens as well as the stage. Lou Myers was a veteran and professional as he starred in such hits as A DIFFERENT WORLD, HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, TIN CUP, THE WEDDING PLANNER, and the stage production of THE COLOR PURPLE.
Also Lou Myers founded the non-profit Global Business Incubation Inc., a non-profit to help small urban businesses.
-Kelly J Newson