Best known for his role as restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series “A Different World,” Lou Myers has died.
A representative of Myers’ nonprofit, Global Business Incubation Inc., confirmed his death on Tuesday night in West Virginia. They said he was 77.
Myers appeared as a guest star on The Cosby Show before landing on its spin-off, A Different World, which ran from 1988-1993. He enjoyed guest-star turns on shows after, including Living Single, ER and NYPD Blue, and also recurred on 2003’s All About the Andersons.
He is survived by his mother and his son.