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'Diff'rent Strokes' Star Conrad Bain Dead at 89

Actor Conrad Bain, best known for playing father figure Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died in Livermore, CA at age 89, just weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause of death has not been released.

Bain’s daughter Jennifer told TMZ, "He was an amazing person. He was a lot like Mr. Drummond, but much more interesting in real life. He was an amazing father."
Conrad became a household name as Dr. Arthur Harmon on the hit show “Maude” and went on to star in “Diff’rent Strokes” as Park Avenue millionaire Phillip Drummond opposite Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges.
Bain is survived by his four children, and a twin brother, Bonar,
Coleman died in 2010 at age 42. Co-star Dana Plato died of a drug overdose in 1999 at age 34.