Skooter reporting 05/09/12
The actor who played as Juan Epstein on ‘70s sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter, died Thursday. Robert Hegyes died of what it seems a heart attack after suffering chest pains at his Metuchen, New Jersey home, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. He was 60.
According to his brother Mark Hegyes that Robert had not been in good health for the past two years. In recent years, the actor had suffered a previous heart attack. He was brought to JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey where he had gone into full cardiac arrest.