12:10 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 01/16/2013 02:05PM
Conrad Bain, the easygoing TV star who played the Park Avenue father on the 1978-85 sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, died in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., on Monday. He was 89.
His daughter, Jennifer Bain, confirmed his death to PEOPLE, and said her father died of natural causes.
"He'd been unconscious for a couple of days, but he was comfortable and it was very peaceful," she said of her dad, who also played the argumentative neighbor on the 1972-78 hit show Maude.
"I was able to be with him very close to the end [and] able to put my ear to his heart and sing him songs."
Originally posted 05/28/2012 04:00PM
After 14 years of marriage, Diff'rent Strokes alum Todd Bridges and his wife Dori are splitting.
"The Bridges have decided that disunion is in the best interest of their collective futures," a statement from Bridges says. "Although Todd and Dori are going their separate ways, they are mutually committed to the well-being of their son [Spencir, 13]."
The once troubled teen star, 47, who also appeared on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, broke the news on his Twitter account Friday.
"She's a great mother I'm glad to have had the years to know her and have a great kid with her," he wrote. "As we know, people grow apart and we did."
He added Monday: "Life is full of changes."
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