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'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Conrad Bain dies at 89

January 16, 2013 | 10:35 am

The Alameda County coroner's office confirmed Wednesday that "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Conrad Bain died at a Livermore-area hospital.

He died Monday, officials said. The cause of death has not been determined, and coroner's officials said it's not clear whether a doctor will sign the death certificate or whether there will be a formal review of his death.

He was 89.

His daughter told the Associated Press that Bain died of natural causes and had been ill for some time.

Bain  played the wealthy Phil Drummond for eight seasons on the NBC comedy "Diff'rent Strokes." He also co-starred in the long-running "Maude."

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