Welcome Back Kotter 1970′s Star, Robert Hegyes Dies at 60

Welcome Back Kotter 1970′s Star, Robert Hegyes Dies at 60: Robert Hegyes who played a Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on “Welcome Back Kotter” in 1970 died on Thursday morning. Robert Hegyes was taken to the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey in an ambulance from his home in Metuchen, New Jersey due to chest pains. By the time they arrived at the hospital, Robert Hegyes was in full cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead shortly after getting to the hospital. “Welcome Back Kotter” star, Robert Hegyes, was 60-years old.

Brother, Mark Hegyes from Montant, told The Star-Ledger that Robert had suffered a heart attack a couple of years ago and was not in good health.

Steven Weiss, spokesperson for Hegyes says the ambulance arrived at Robert Hegyes home at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 due to a 911 call saying he was experiencing chest pains. He was taken to JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey and when they arrived at 9:40 a.m., he was pronounced dead in the emergency room by doctors. Continue Reading…

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