He was found by his friend Stacy Sacco around 4:30 a.m.
The death was caused by a heart attack.
According to friends, he has not been sick or ill lately, but it had been reported he had a bad cough and was going to go to the doctor today.
He leaves behind his longtime partner of 41 years Joseph Gramm, who is a retired actor.
Welcome Back Kotter aired from 1975-1979 and was the show that catapulted John Travolta to superstar success. Palillo played Horshack, who was a member of the group called The Sweathogs.
He will forever be remembered as a Sweathog and for going "ooh, ooh, ooh, Mr. Kotter" as his catchphrase on the show.-DocFB
Charlie Sheen will be returning to your TV screen as he just signed a TV deal for "Anger Management" although no network has been announced yet. "Anger Management" will be based on the movie with the same name that starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. The show will be produced by the movie's producer and Sheen's friend Joe Roth.
Charlie Sheen will have a "significant ownership stake" in the show as well. This comes on the heels of Charlie being fired from CBS #1 comedy "2 And A Half Men" last spring.
Sheen released this statement about his return to Television;
“I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept. It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
Duh, winning! Hmm. I seriously thought it might be longer until Charlie got his own show again. Roth is taking a chance that Charlie will behave and this show will succeed.
Will YOU watch?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Will There Be Warlocks And Tiger Blood?
It only took them what, 4 seasons? The Barenaked Ladies have made a video for the theme song to the hit TV show "The Big Bang Theory" that features some behind the scenes moments of the cast members and the band on the set of the tv show. Even Charlie Sheen's enemy, producer of the show Chuck Lorre is on set.
I will be honest, I did not know The Barenaked Ladies were the band that performed the theme song, so that is pretty cool. Even non-comic book geeks will find Penny very sexy.
Check out the clip above of "The Big Bang Theory's" theme song.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Some Barenaked Ladies Would Make A Big Bang. That's My Theory
What the what? Lady Gaga's personal and official youtube account has been taken down by youtube. The reason? 3rd party copyright infringement claims.
Usually, Gaga posts her own TV appearances like she did for the French TV shows she was on last week. The reason? So blogs such as drfunkenberry.com can share the links and footage for her fans to see on youtube and here.
From what I can see, she never posts other people's videos, only her own. So, it must be the TV shows she is appearing on claiming they own the copyright and not Lady Extravaganza herself. The fans suffer here more than anyone.
So we ask you, who owns the copyright of the performance; the TV show from which the artist appeared on or the artist themselves?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: A 3rd Party IS Too Many Parties!
ABC just unveiled a promo for the Drew Barrymore produced "Charlie's Angels" TV show that ABC just picked up for the fall. It looks hot and having Minka Kelly as part of the cast after her role in the movie "Bridesmaids" is genius and luck.
For those that may not remember, before the successful movie franchise, "Charlie's Angels" was a TV show in the 70's that also aired on ABC.
Hot promo. Hot cast. Timeslot? Not so hot. Thursdays at 8 P.M. before "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" which has been a killer for other shows that inherited that time slot. This show and promo is begging for a 10 P.M. time slot for sure. Basically, any time slot but 8 P.M. on Thursdays.
I hope the show succeeds and will try to move my DVR recordings around to support and watch it.
What do you think of the new "Charlie's Angels" promo?-Dr.FB
P.S. Is that Tom Hanks I hear as the voice of Charlie?
Diagnosis: I'm Loving Angels Instead....
Meredith-Baxter, the 80's family Mom "Elyse Keaton" has come out on the Today show as Lesbian. A late bloomer, as she was married a couple time before and had children.
She has been dating and living with a woman for the past 4 years.
Is this a big shock to you? Did you watch the show? Wonder what Alex P. Keaton thinks?-Dr.FB
If our New York Sources are correct, Lady Gaga will be filming for the show Gossip Girl later today and acting as herself.
Gossip Girl's ratings have been slipping big time and hopefully the gagalicious one can maybe save the show. If not, another TV show with low ratings bites the dust.-Dr.FB