Robert Hegyes, who played the lovable schemer Juan Epstein on “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died.
He was 60.
The actor suffered an apparent heart attack at his Metuchen, New Jersey home on Thursday morning.
By the time emergency personnel transported him to JFK Medical Center, he was in full cardiac arrest and died, a hospital spokesperson confirms to Gossip Cop.
While he co-starred on “Cagney & Lacey” and did guest spots on shows including “NewsRadio,” Hegyes was best known for his starring role alongside John Travolta as one of the rough-edged but sweet high school students known as the Sweathogs on “Welcome Back, Kotter.”