'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Conrad Bain Dies

By ANTOINETTE BUENO

January 16, 2013

Conrad Bain, best known for playing Philip Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes, has passed away. He was 89 years old.

Bain died Monday night in his hometown of Livermore, CA, of natural causes, The Washington Post reports.

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Bain's television credits include the 1972 series Maude, and guest star appearances on The Facts of Life and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which he reprose his iconic Mr. Drummond role. The show that made him famous -- Diff'rent Strokes -- debuted in 1978 and lasted eight seasons.

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He has three sons and one daughter with wife Monica Sloan, who passed away in 2009. He is also survived by his twin brother Bonar Bain.

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