Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series A Different World, has died.
A native of Chesapeake, W.Va., Myers had returned to the state and lived in the Charleston area.
His TV credits included NYPD Blue, E.R., The Cosby Show, Touched by an Angel, and more. He also appeared in a number of films, including Tin Cup, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Wedding Planner and more.
Myers said he owed his introduction to Hollywood to Bill Cosby.
Myers also appeared on Broadway including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple.