Lou Myers ( Mr. Gaines From A Different World) Done Fell Dead To Da Bed, RIP

Posted on Feb 21 2013 - 5:47pm by Funky Dineva

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No Gawd, Mr. Gaines done fell dead to da bed. Y’all remember Lou Myers, the actor that played Mr. Gaines, the sassy queen that worked in the cafeteria on ‘A Different World’. Well he passed away today at the age 0f 77 from complications with pneumonia. Catch the rest of these T’s

Taken from People Magazine

Myers was born in Chesapeake, W.V., the son of a Cabin Creek coal miner, according to the Charleston Gazette. After attending West Virginia State University, he got his first acting break as an understudy in the Broadway play The First Breeze of Summer.

He went on to appear in more than a dozen films, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back and The Wedding Planner.

On television, he had roles on ER, JAG and NYPD Blue, but is best remembered for playing Vernon Gaines on A Different World, which was a spin-off from The Cosby Show.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Jeffries, 95, a son, Melvin Myers, and two grandsons, Brayden and Christian, the Gazette said.

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  1. Loving Some Dineva February 22, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Mr. Gaines RIP

  2. Bold&Beautiful February 22, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    ;( Mr. Gaines will always be remembered! Nothing negative to say at all! R.I.P. to an amazing man who made going to an HBCU seem like you were home!

  3. Mikey GoofdogBaby McCoy via Facebook February 22, 2013 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Funky Dineva and u said death comes in 3’s.

  4. Isha Peach via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    i only knew him in fighting temptation…he was hilarious!!

  5. Serita TheEclecticbeauti via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    i thought he was already dead. Damn, RIP

  6. Aubrey Hayes via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    RIP Mr Gains

  7. Tracey Spears via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Rip Mr. Gains

  8. bibbles February 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Funky Dineva, when you call people gay, is it really true?
    Or is it just your personal opinion? Lol!!

    • Sunnee Cheebaa May 7, 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

      No, Funky Dineva is correct. I am related to his “wife”, whose name, of course, was not published in his obit but they were “married” for more than 20 years and we considered him as a member of the family. All I can say is that when I hear people argue against gay marriage, I always think of the two of them because they definitely loved each other and had a long term, loving relationship.

  9. Brian Absolute via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I used to love when he got the kids ret together

  10. Dezeri Smith via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    rip

  11. Emily Natasha Thompson via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    He will be missed.

  12. Tiffany Livingmylifelikeitsgolden Taylor via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I loved him he use to tell it like it is 🙂

  13. Kim Hayes via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I know it’s not funny… But “dead to the bed” … Cracked me the hell up. RIP

  14. Ken Marcelle via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Be nice! *side eye*

  15. Chauntise Shoemaker Middleton via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    He was a sassy man yess gawd r.i.p.

  16. Valencia Trice Price via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Awww… I love Mr Gaines. I still watch A Different World every morning before work. RIP

  17. Rozalynne MrsBrightside Echols via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    RIP Mr. Gaines

  18. Hannah Dacatsmeow Roberts via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    STOP IT!!!

  19. Daishah Farren Brown via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    aww he came to my schook when i was in middle school with the Harlem globetrotters rip ♥

  20. Regina Denise via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I love how you make death FUNNY!!!

  21. Shay Nicely-Williams via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    T^T

  22. Amerie Thomas via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Lol @ “sassy queen”.

  23. Chrystie Bellamy via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Oh no Nessa Girl! Not Mr. Vernon!

  24. Karla Juanita via Facebook February 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    🙁 aw man!

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