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Robert Hegyes, left, and John Travolta accept the (Credit: Getty Images)

Robert Hegyes, left, and John Travolta accept the 35th Anniversary Award for "Welcome Back, Kotter" onstage at the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center in New York City. (April 10, 2011)

Robert Hegyes, of 'Welcome Back Kotter,' dies

Photos Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein on 'Welcome Back Kotter.'

This file photo originally from ABC shows members
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This file photo originally from ABC shows members of the cast of television sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" in a scene in 1978 . They are, left to right; Stephen Shortridge as Beau De Labarre, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Freddy Washington, Ron Palillo as Arnold Horshack, Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein, foreground, John Travolta, rear, as Vinnie Barbarino and Gabe Kaplan as Gabe Kotter.

Robert Hegyes, left, and John Travolta accept the
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Robert Hegyes, left, and John Travolta accept the 35th Anniversary Award for "Welcome Back, Kotter" onstage at the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center in New York City. (April 10, 2011)

In this 1978 file photo, Robert Hegyes portrays
(Credit: AP)

In this 1978 file photo, Robert Hegyes portrays Juan Epstein from the comedy series "Welcome Back Kotter."

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Actor Michael DeLorenzo poses with actor Robert Hegyes
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Actor Michael DeLorenzo poses with actor Robert Hegyes at the AOL and Warner Bros. Launch of In2TV at the Museum of TV & Radio on March 15, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actors John Travolta and Robert Hegyes pose at
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Actors John Travolta and Robert Hegyes pose at the afterparty for the premiere of Touchstone Picture's "Wild Hogs" at the Annex on February 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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