Actor Ron Palillo died this morning at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, of a suspected heart attack. He was 63.
Palillo is best known for his role as Horschack in the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back Kotter. However, the character actor had an important career in horror as well.
Most notably, Palillo starred in Friday the 13th Part VI as Allen Hawes, a mental patient who helps Tommy resurrect Jason Voorhees. Palillo's horror resume also included 1990's Hellgate and 2004's Trees 2: The Root of All Evil.